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Picture Business Name Location Owner/Operator Dates of Operation Comments:
  William G. Atherhold 7th & Edgmont Ave. in the Howarth Building. William G. Atherholt - 1900-  
  Barr's Jewelry Store N side of Market St. above 5th      
  Carman's Jewelry Store 27-29 W. 4th St. (E side of 4th between Market & Edgmont)     Jewelry and General Merchandise; now located on Edgmont Ave., Brookhaven, PA
  Castelberg's 532 Market St.   ? - 1918 - ? "The Credit Jewelers with the Cash Prices"

Thanks to their ad in a Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE

  The Cross Company 618 - 620 Edgmont Ave.   ? - 1915 - 1916 - ? "Jewelers, Opticians, Victor Victrolas"

Thanks to their ads in 1915 & 1916 Chester High annuals, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE

  William S. Deger 25 E 7th St.

Phone 2-3764

William S. Deger ? - 1950's - ? Bill Deger opened this store after Elwood Sweet retired to FL in the late 1940's.
  Carl A. Doubet, Jeweler 8th & Edgmont Ave. (next to St. Michael's)      
  Fawlkes Jewelry 1127 Morton Ave. John B. Fawlkes - 1952, 1965 - Paula (Locowicki) Dryden pdryden@che.org recalls, "It was there for many years and in 1965 my fiance purchased my engagement ring there."
  J. H. Goldberg Jeweler 538 Market St.   ? - 1965 - ?  
  Edwin B. Kelley, Jr. 7th & Welsh St.

Bell Phone 708-W

  ? - 1915 - ? Thanks to their ad in a Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE

 

Morris Jewelers

(formerly Morris Square Deal Jewelers)

620 Edgmont Ave.

Since 1981 located in Boothwyn, PA

Sam Morris (d. 1975)

Purchased in 1979 by Tony & Mary Postiglione

? - Present "Morris Jewelers is alive and well, we moved from the city to Boothwyn, in 1981, we had been a Chester staple as Home of the Morris Blue White Diamond, also we were know as Morris Square Deal Jewelers, before changing over Morris Jewelers. Inc. In 1979 I purchased Morris Jewelers after working there from 1968, just after 11 years of employment. Mr. Sam Morris Passed away in 1975, he was a kind, generous man, and to this day older customers come into our store and remember him fondly. We are now located in Boothwyn, PA. My wife and I have been the owners since 1979."

Thanks to
Tony and Mary Postiglione

  N. Much & Sons (Jewelry, Luggage & Appliances) Originally 3rd & Edgmont

later

417 Market St.

TR2-3646

Nathan Much

Nate's two sons who worked in the business were:

Simon B. (Bernie), was the older of the two.

Max was the youngest son.

- 1960's - Thanks to
Bob Shields, CHS '49
  Sweet & Deger Welsh St. between 6th & 7th Elwood Sweet, Jeweler

Bill Deger, Watch repair man

? - late 1940's Elwood Sweet retired to FL in the late 1940's and Bill Deger opened his own store on 7th St.
  Warwick's 815 Edgmont Ave.; 8th & Edgmont Ave.      
 

 

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