SEARS FOUNDER BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1863

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R.W. Sears began selling watches to supplement his income
as a railroad station agent. He was so successful the he was
able to quit his railroad job within less than a year and began
selling mail order watches full time. In 1893 Sears took on a
partner and established the corporate name, Sears, Roebuck
& company.
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The first Sears catalog was only thirty-two pages and
grew to over a thousand by 1908.

sears chicago store 1895
The Sears, Roebuck & company plant in Chicago, 1895.

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