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First Power Mill for the Manufacture of Knit Fabrics

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 7, 2008
1. First Power Mill Marker
First Power Mill - Cohoes, New York




Inscription.
First Power Mill
- for the -
Manufacture of Knit Fabrics
————————
Erected in 1843, By Egberts & Bailey
Inventors of the Power Knitting
Machine in 1832.

Hand operated knitting machines were
invented by Rev. William Lee of England
in 1589 and were condemned by Queen
Elizabeth and the British Parliament.
Constant attempts to apply power to
these machines failed until the
ingenuity of Cohoes inventors solved
the problem.
From this mill the knitting industy
spread worldwide.

 
Erected 1929 by City of Cohoes.
 
Location. 42° 46.449′ N, 73° 42.134′ W. Marker is in Cohoes, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of Ontario Street (Route 470) and Moose Lane, on the right when traveling east on Ontario Street. Click for map. There is a metal New York State historical marker standing right beside this marker. Marker is in this post office area: Cohoes NY 12047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Egberts & Bailey Mill (here, next to this marker); Horace B. Silliman
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 7, 2008
2. First Power Mill Marker - Full Length
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cohoes City Hall (about 600 feet away); The Erie Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Cohoes Mastodont (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cohoes - Waterford Bridge (approx. half a mile away); White Homestead (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cohoes Mastodon (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cohoes.
 
More about this marker. This marker consists of a metal plaque mounted on a large cut stone base.
 
Also see . . .  The Spindle City Historic Society. The City of Cohoes, New York is nicknamed "The Spindle City" due to its great knitting mill heritage. (Submitted on September 11, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. Knitting Mill History Adams Egberts & Bailey England Reverand William Lee
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
<b>First Power Mill </b> For The <b> Manufacture of Knit Fabrics </b> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 7, 2008
3. First Power Mill For The Manufacture of Knit Fabrics Marker
There is a New York State Education Department historic marker mounted next to this one. The City of Cohoes placed their marker in 1929. The State put theirs up 10 years later, in 1939.
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 7, 2008
4. First Power Mill Marker
The view here is to the east down Ontario Street in the City of Cohoes. The building in the background with the American Flag on top is Cohoes City Hall.
 
 
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