Richard Warren Sears
Sears purchased them, then sold the watches for a considerable profit to other station agents, then ordered more for resale.
Soon he started a business selling watches through mail order catalogs. The next year, he moved to Chicago, Illinois where he met Alvah C. Roebuck, who joined him in the business. In 1893, the corporate name became Sears, Roebuck and Co.
From its mail order beginnings, the company grew to become the largest retailer in the United States by the mid-20th century, and its catalogs became famous.
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Posted by Staff at Monday, August 13, 2012