Trible's Inc. - How It All Began
Washington, DC - The year was 1887. The place was Baltimore, Maryland, and the confederate gentleman wearing the Confederate Medal of Honor is John "Jack" Trible, founder of Trible's Inc. Displayed in the window is the Trible washer; the two in front of the store are probably Brooklyn Washers. The Tribles are very possibly the oldest family in the washing machine business - four generations, each including a son named John, with every other generation nicknaming John "Jack" to eliminate confusion.
Grandfather "Jack" in the photo had two sons, Ned and John. Ned had a son, Sperry, for twenty-five years the manager of the Baltimore branch. John had a son Jack, who was the Chairman and CEO of Trible's Inc., Appliance Parts Distributors, until his untimely death in 1988. Jack had two sons: John who is President of The Company, and Preston, who is Vice President.