Bailey Banks and Biddle

Country

City

Philadelphia PA

Era

e.1832

Description

e.1832: 136 Chestnut St. Philadelphia PA

c.1946: Bailey & Co.  with J.T. Bailey, Jeremiah Robbins & James Gallagher

c.1859: Moved to 819 Chestnut St. Philadelphia PA

March 15, 1854: Joseph Trowbridge Bailey Died

c.1878: J.T. Bailey II, George Banks,  & Samuel Biddle became Bailey, Banks & Biddle

c.1986: Owned by Zale Corp., Changed 42 stores to the name Bailey, Banks & Biddle

c.2019: Bankruptcy took the last remaining B.B.&B store.

Specialties

  • Manufacturing jewelers.
  • Diamond dealers.
  • Jewelers to prominent Americans.
  • America’s oldest jeweler.
  • Civil War swords.
  • Mortuary Medal for Abraham Lincoln.
  • Medal of Honor.
  • Purple Heart, Silver & Bronze Stars.
  • Floral jewelry with semi-precious colored stones.

Founders

  • Joseph T. Bailey c.1832 Bailey & Kitchen Co.
  • Partners Joseph T. Bailey II, George W. Banks & Samuel Biddle c.1878