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Narrative History of Sears
  ⋅  1886 1925
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Chronologies
  ⋅  Brief chronology
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History Q&A
  ⋅  What is the official name of Sears?
  ⋅  When was Sears founded?
  ⋅  WLS radio station
  ⋅  Sears National Baby Contest
  ⋅  Sewing machines
  ⋅  Refund check
  ⋅  Refund postcard
  ⋅  Rosenwald School Program
Sears & Art
  ⋅  Vincent Price Collection of Fine Art
References
  ⋅  Books and references
Annual Reports
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Fast facts

Sears, Roebuck and Co. was officially formed in 1893. The company dates its history back to 1886 when Richard W. Sears, a railroad agent in Minnesota, received a box of errant watches and then sold them to other agents. To see a timeline of company events, click on Sears Chronology or Sears Milestones.

 
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