Just found out that Smith and Hawkins, the firm that inspired The Eclectic Gardener will be no more.
Check out this web blog for detailed information. http://www.gardenrant.com/my_weblog/2009/07/xxa-loving-homage-to-the-beauty-of-functional-well-made--garden-tools-the-smith-hawken-catalog-came-into-my-hands-some.html
Scotts, the current owner of the company has announced their "Going Out of Business" sale.
Sorry to say I agtree that they had lost their roots long ago when Paul Hawkin sold-out.
The Eclectic Gardener -still plugging along after 21-years.