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  Briner Brothers 1108 Upland St.

TR2-2777

  - 1960's - "As I was checking out the list of business formerly located in Chester I saw the Briner Brothers name. That brought back a lot of good memories. When I was a young Lad growing up, the Briner family lived two or three houses away from us in Garden City. I remember the father "Buzz" Briner as being a real nice person that enjoyed children. The whole family was very nice. I can still see us "playing" with the Briner children in their front yard. Way back in the early to mid fifties I remember "Buzz" driving around in a very old red car. It was very old in the fifties so my guess is it may have been like a Model A Ford or something like that. The part I remember about the car so much is the sign they had mounted on the rear. The sign read , in big letters, "Caution Blind Man Driving ." Lower down on the sign was the Briner Brothers name stating that they were in the venetian blind business. We children were given a ride in the old car now and then."

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  H. A. Harper Sons, Inc. 4th St.

318 Flower St.

Currently in Chichester, PA

H. A. Harper 1906 - present "I know my grandfather started somewhere on 4th street and then we moved to 318 flower street and when the comm. barry bridge was built we moved to Chichester... my father is 75 and is still working in the business today - I am the third generation... We manufacture canvas awnings."

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Adele Harper
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Click here to read Ed Gebhart's 8/18/2002 column, "H.A. Harper Sons: A family in business for the long haul"

 

 

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