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Knight & Son
Established 1885
1920s
Knight & Son - House Furnishers
20 High St in the 1920s
1889 Advert
The Business was founded in 1885 by James Frederick Knight, who was born at Earls Barton in 1859. He married Louisa Maria Groves of Northampton in 1891.

Three years later their son Arthur was born, followed by two daughters, Dorothy in 1896 and Marjory 1898, all being born in Rushden.

James Knight traded as a watchmaker and jeweller from 22 High Street, from 1890, and as furnishers from 20 High Street from 1898. His son, Arthur joined him in the business and it continued into the 1970s.


Wellingborough News, 11th March 1887

Enlargement of Premises
KNIGHT & SON
Jewellers

BEG TO ANNOUNCE THAT THEY HAVE ADDED Two LARGE SHOWROOMS

To THEIR PREMISES, WHERE THE
newest designs in household furniture

MAY ALWAYS BE SEEN
All Goods at London Prices

Pier and Swing Glasses in Great Variety

Special cash discount on all orders
of £10 and upwards.

KNIGHT & SON,
COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, RUSHDEN.


Invoice 1917
Invoice 1917
1917
1917

1917

Christmas Advertisement 1917


The furnishing department c1910
Knight & Son - furnishers - 20 High Street
1885 - 1950

Sixty-five years ago the well-known firm of Knight & Son, Jewellers and House Furnishers was founded in Rushden. It is by far the oldest established business in the High Street.

The late Mr J F Knight was its founder and it has enjoyed a continuous family interest and management to this day.

Founded two years before Queen Victoria’s Jubilee, this business has served many generations through three wars and five reigns.

The House of Knight and Son is now almost a tradition in Rushden and district: its friendly atmosphere and personal service is warmly appreciated by those whom it is privileged to serve – both near and far.

To our hundreds of Friends and Clients, to our very loyal staff, both past and present, and to our suppliers who have served us faithfully and well during the most difficult time, we say

“Thank You”

22 High Street
Advert 1950
The jeweller's shop in the 1960s
In the 1960s a Clock Shop was opened opposite
Above the window "Knight Time is the Right Time"
Rushden Echo & Argus, 8th May 1959
“Operation Jewelcraft”

Not all that glitters comes from Amsterdam.

See the lovely display of “Jewelcraft” this week at the Royal Theatre, during the showing of the diamond film “Operation Amsterdam.”

Knight & Son

Jewellers Since 1885 – Rushden – Telephone 3148

ring box
c1960s Ring box
When there was also a
branch at Wellingborough


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