BEARUP and CHURCHER

Name BEARUP and CHURCHER
Country Of Origin Australia
Skills Watchmakers, Jewellers
Work Locations Queenstown, Launceston
Street Address
Orr Street, Queenstown

145 Charles Street, Launceston

Other Approx. late 1919 – early 1920s: Watchmaker and jeweller Thomas Chapman sold his Queenstown watchmaking and jewellery business to William Bearup and Edgar Churcher.

April 1920: The front window of Bearup and Churcher, Queenstown was smashed in the early hours of the morning. A offender threw a brick through the window; nothing was taken, and minor damaged occurred.

Approx. 1922: Bearup and Churcher expanded their business by purchasing George Whitfield’s watchmaking and jewellery business in Charles Street, Launceston.

The Examiner (Launceston) 29 October 1923:
‘The World’s Best English Lever Watches.
Messrs. Bearup and Churcher have just received a shipment of the above Gent’s Silver Double-cased Watches, which will be quickly sold. The supply is limited, so get in early before it is too late.
Also in stock: Gent’s Watches, solid gold, silver, and guaranteed gold-filled. Walthams, Elgins, B & C Levers. Better Value and Less Money than Melbourne Prices. Ladies’ Gold Wristlets, from £2/10/-, Wristlet Watches for Girls, from 15/-, Gent’s Guaranteed 15-Jewel Lever, in solid gold case, luminous dial, £4.
THE LEADING JEWELLERS, Bearup and Churcher, LAUNCESTON AND QUEENSTOWN.

The Examiner (Launceston) 28 October 1927:
‘THE CHIMING CLOCK.
A chiming clock to keep them company through every hour of their future lives – what more appropriate gift could you select for your friends who are about to be married. Bearup and Churcher, Charles Street, have a unique assortment of striking and chiming clocks manufactured by the best makers throughout the world. A good time-piece is an ornament as well as a necessity in the home and Bearup and Churcher’s stocks have been chosen for beauty as well as reliability.’

October 1928: Bearup and Churcher, Launceston, announced the dissolution of their partnership ‘after 10 years of successful business.’

see Frank William Bearup and Edgar Hope Churcher

References
Zeehan & Dundas Herald 9 April 1920; Daily Telegraph 16 December 1922; The Examiner (Launceston) 19 October 1928.