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Henry Knell - Watchmaker and Jeweller Kitchener
1853 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Birth  1852-1853  Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Unknown 
    Business  1852-1853  Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Henry Knell - watermaker and jeweller 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I43  Businesses
    Last Modified  8 Sep 2012 

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    • Henry Knell, Watchmaker and Jeweller, King Street - One of the most prominent and popular business men in Berlin, and who was established when the town was only a hamlet, is Mr. Henry Knell, watchmaker and jeweller. Mr. Knell came from the land famous for its manufacture of clocks and watches, and the legendary William Tell, 35 years ago, and two years later founded the present business, which has proved eminently successful. The premises occupied are 12 ? x60 feet in dimensions, handsomely fitted up with elaborate wall and counter show cases, displaying the rich stock to the best advantage. Mr. Knell carries a beautiful and costly line of goods, embracing gold and silver watches, wedding and keeper rings, chains, lockets, scarf pins, silver-plated ware, etc. Of the latter goods Mr. Knell has sold extensively this fall, as a very large number of marriages has taken place among the young people of the town, and these goods were wanted for wedding presents; and certainly he carries an excellent assortment to choose from. Mr. Knell is a public-spirited and popular gentleman as well as enterprising and energetic business man, capable of understanding and supplying the wants of the community with articles in his line. He is highly esteemed, and has served the town in the Council for 15 years, having at last, through pressure of private business, to resign.1a

      1aIndustries of Canada Historcial and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886