Vintage Christmas Furniture Store Advertisement Magnet Pittsburgh History Magnet

  • Vintage Christmas Furniture Store Advertisement Magnet Pittsburgh History Magnet
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Refrigerator magnet pictures the cover of a Christmas catalog from Spear & Co. of Pittsburgh  "Let spear be your Santa Claus."  The store was founded by Ohio native, Nathaniel Spear (1867-1947) and Max Guggenheim in 1893.  Nathaniel's brothers, Alexander and Maurice, soon joined the firm.  By 1942 there were 8 Spear stores.  Much of the company's success was attributed to the promotion of its time-payment purchase option.  Its furniture offerings consisted of moderatly priced reproductions of high end furniture.
Nathaniel died in 1947 and the family chose to close the chain in the 50s.