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Huntington in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thimble Factory

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 4, 2019
1. Thimble Factory Marker
Inscription.  
Started on this site
by Ezra C. Prime
1837

 
Erected 1965 by Town of Huntington.
 
Location. 40° 52.394′ N, 73° 25.299′ W. Marker is in Huntington, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Prime Avenue on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 149 Main Street, Huntington NY 11743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kelsey Outrage 1873 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sewing & Trade School (about 800 feet away); Old Burial Hill (about 800 feet away); Fort Golgotha (about 800 feet away); Huntington World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Declaration of Rights (approx. 0.2 miles away); “The Forgotten War” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Patriots of Long Island (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
Also see . . .  The Prime family of Long Island (Long Island Genealogy). "...According to the Long Islander, Huntington, February
Thimble Factory Marker - wide view, looking north across Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 4, 2019
2. Thimble Factory Marker - wide view, looking north across Main Street
26, 1898, Ezra C. Prime "was probably the oldest thimble manufacturer in the United States." Although Ezra was born in New York in 1810, his father Ebenezer was a native of Huntington where the family was deep-rooted and included the Long Island historian, Nathaniel S. Prime. Ezra moved to Huntington with his parents when he was four years old and attended the local school until he was sixteen. Returning to Huntington when still a young man, he established the thimble factory, described as one of the largest in the country, in 1836. He operated it for forty years and died at the age of 88 at the Brunswick Home in Amityville." (Submitted on September 6, 2019.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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