Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | December 21, 2015

Artifact of the Week. Clothes brush from N. Phillips & Co., Cornwall, ca. 1930.


N. Phillips operated in Cornwall from 1883 until the 1940s.  Zellers reopened at 154 Pitt St. when the store closed.


Late 19th century handbill.

N. Phillips & Co., Clothiers and Mens’ Furnishings, is perhaps the oldest established concern of its kind in Cornwall having served the public for the past 35 years.

The firm of N. Phillips & Co., has prospered.  Starting from a small beginning, and successfully overcoming business reverses in the early days, the firm has gradually acquired preeminence in their line and an enviable reputation in the community.  It is today generally recognized as Cornwall’s leading Clothiers and Men’s Furnishing establishment.

Sterling integrity in their business dealings, a superior class of merchandise, and the unfailing desire and ability to give satisfaction and please fastidious customers has been the secret of their success.

N. Phillips, the head of the firm, is, perhaps, as well known throughout the district as any merchant in Cornwall and is very popular with the shopping public, H. Phillips, the junior member of the firm is well and favourably known among the younger set and is familiar with the needs of the buying public.  Even greater success is predicted form the firm of N. Phillips & Co.  (from the CORNWALL CHEESE AND BUTTER BOARD, 1919, pg. 209.)

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The brush and documents are from the collection of the Cornwall Community Museum.


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