"One day Tom was sent over to the Seattle Engraving Company, Maring and Blake’s strongest competitor. While waiting to see Mr. Adams, he made a pencil sketch on the counter. Mr. Adams, when he saw it asked Tom how much money he was getting, and said that he would give $1000 per week more if he would work for him. Tom accepted and went to work at once."

- Fraser Thomson, youngest brother (9 years)

 (Library and Archives Canada/Bibliotheque et Archives Canada, MG30 D38 'Blodwen Davies fonds', Vol. 11)

Seattle Engraving Company, 1903