But that would be the
least of Grundge's worries; let's keep in mind what Smedco was
manufacturing. For starters, though Smedco's equipment offerings were
made of actual metal, they were still all MANUAL tools, and in many
cases, clunky to boot.
Davey sneered with vindictiveness and cheered with poetic justice when commercial and consumer grade food processing gadgets hit the markets. Names like Cuisinart®, Kitchen Aid®, and a host of equally capable competitors cemented their niche with food prep and we can be reasonably certain this also put Smedco at a distinct disadvantage.
Davey had secretly hoped they went buns-up.