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Knight and Wall Company

Knight and Wall Company Innovative Button Museum
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KNIGHT AND WALL CO. TAMPA, FLA. JOBBERS SPORTING GOODS HARDWARE PAINTS
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Compass nestled between black text over yellowed background. 

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PARISIAN NOVELTY CO. CHICAGO

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This button was used to advertise Knight & Wall Company, a hardware store established in 1884 by Perry G. Wall, II and his brother-in-law, Henry L. Knight in Tampa, Florida.  Knight & Wall was a retail and wholesale business that serviced most of south Florida and a branch in Cuba for nearly 80 years. 

The store was first started by Henry Knight and Perry Wall in 1884 under the name Clarke and Knight.  Knight represented Henry L. Knight and Clarke (Edward Clarke) represented the uncle and financial guardian for Perry Wall.  Perry Wall was only 17 years old when the store was established so it remained under the name Clarke and Knight until Perry Wall turned 21 in 1888 and was then changed to Knight & Wall.

Knight & Wall remained in business until the 1970's when the company was sold to Alchar Hardware of Miami.

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IN0070
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