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Old Chester, PA: Business
|Picture||Business Name||Location||Owner/Operator||Dates of Operation||Comments:|
|Ben Franklin Electric Supply||Ben Cohen||? - 1950's, 1960's - ?||"I remember the
Ben Franklin Electric Supply in the 1950's & 1960's. It was owned and run by Ben
Cohen. My father, Camillo A. Casciato, was an electrical contractor and we bought a
lot of our supplies from Ben. I was in high school / college and worked with pop in the
summers. So I was often the one to go pick up the supplies."
|Woodlyn, PA||Camillo A. Casciato||1946 - mid 1970's||Thanks to
|Chester Light Supply||801 Edgmont Ave.
(above 7th, next to St. Michael's R. C. Church)
The phone was 21522
|Charles Elmer Ripka, Sr.,
Charles Elmer Ripka, Jr.
Other known employees:
Eddie Christopher (son of John Christopher)
Each of Charles Jr. & Rose
|c. 1911 or 1912 - c. 1977||Also sold Antiques
& Lionel trains
- - -
"Eddie Christopher worked for Chester Light Supply over 16 years, was a survivor of Pearl Harbor (was serving on one of the ships in the Harbor when it was bombed) and was killed in our store in March,1977."
"John Christopher was a very long-time employee prior to his retirement at which time his son Eddie came to work for my father."
"Paul Thompson later opened his own radio repair shop in the 900 block of Potter street and was the person who with his brother George did all of the installations and repairs of the Chester police and fire mobile radios. Paul was probably one of the best known TV repair persons in Chester."
|Delaware County Electric Co.||16-18 E. 5th St.||New building was opened Nov. 1924|
|Ben Franklin Electric||31 W. 3rd St.
|- 1960's -|
|Edgmont Ave. (near St. Michael's)|
|George F. Reber, Electrical Contractor||2708 Swarts St.
|- 1960's -|
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