John Fish & Son has been providing expert clock repair, clock sales and jewelry since Mr. Fish’s grandfather opened the store in the late 19th century. It has been operating as a family business for four generations. Mrs. Templeton sought out Warkulwiz Design Associates, the creative agency that had prepared her other books. The Fish family helped greatly by opening up their fulsome records and photos. After four months, Warkulwiz Design produced Bryn Mawr’s Timekeeper and put it into production with help from Brilliant Graphics. Mrs. Templeton passed away in November 2019 but was able to see the finished publication. She presented the books to the Fish Family as a gift. The store will give out copies to friends, family and patrons.
Warkulwiz Design Associates has published a new book, Bryn Mawr’s Timekeeper, spotlighting the rich history of John Fish & Son Jewelers in Bryn Mawr PA, one of the oldest continuous businesses operating on the Philadelphia Main Line. The volume is one of the last pieces the agency produced for Pina Templeton — the renowned philanthropist and former Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia anesthesiologist.
One of Mrs. Templeton’s favorite ways of recognizing causes, businesses and organizations she admired was investing in bespoke books at personal expense. Similarly, she wished to recognize the achievements of David and Betty Fish and their business, John Fish & Son Jewelers. She had known the couple through her involvement in the Bryn Mawr Rotary Club. Her husband, the late Jack Templeton, would also frequent the store.