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Maryland Jewelers Operate In 'Fifth Avenue Manner'

From The American Horologist and Jeweler magazine, July, 1946

Along the Jeweler's Beat


Maryland Jewelers Operate In 'Fifth Avenue Manner'

Lednum's Jeweler's which has been in the process of remodeling since November 1st, 1944, brings to Cambridge, Maryland. a truly modern and up-to-the-minute jewelry service, in the Fifth Avenue manner. The entire plan was designed and drawn by it's owner, Mr. C. Koble Lednum, who has waited long to put his ideas into concrete form. With the purchase of a building August 9, 1944, it became possible to put his dreams into reality.

A new black and ivory glass front. by Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company's architect, Mr. John H. Hershan, features sandblasted name· and coat of arms in the ivory glass over the front header, and also on the glass transom above the seven-foot wide Herculite glass, which is three-quarters of an inch thick is framed in genuine red mahogany, and affords a full street view of the entire store. Green tile and tan granite with a green tile diamond set in the center form the entrance walk way. Exceptionally bigh, four show windows 46" above street give an eye level view to window shoppers.
Scientific Holophane Flush Ceiling lights are used in these front display windows which are made entirely of genuine mahogany with one step up floor. Optionally, colored velvets will be used to change the appearance of windows and displays as in the past, this being a Tiffany idea which has proven very successful. Front window lights are operated by a Tork Time Clock.

Across the rear a lower mahogany partition will three built in display cases will upper closure of polished Pittsburgh Plate Glass in which hand and speak holes have been cut and ground, divides the office and repair shop from the store yet is completely visible at all times. To the left is the Service Department; to the center and right is the Office. In center rear is a built-in vault by Allen Tyler & Sons who also built the furnace and air condition unit room in the rear of service department and office. Five jack plugs make phone connections available throughout the store.


A storage and stock room runs the entire length of the building, including the lavatory, unpacking department, and wrapping department. A freight entrance on Gay Street with indicating signs takes care of incoming and outgoing freight. Carpentry work has been in charge of Mr. Ted Detamore. Electric wiring was done by Mr, Walter W. Mobray.

Mr. and Mrs. Lednum are ably assisted by Mrs. Eugene Creighton, Miss Nicey Brooks, Mrs. Rosalie Hansen, and Mr. Post.


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