“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
West Newbury in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)

America’s First Comb Industry

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January 12, 2019
1. America’s First Comb Industry Marker
Inscription.  On this site Enoch Noyes is reported to have started America’s First Comb Industry
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1759.
Location. 42° 47.135′ N, 71° 0.194′ W. Marker is in West Newbury, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Massachusetts Route 113) and Barberry Lane, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Newbury MA 01985, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Sylvester (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Site of the Second Parish Meetinghouse (approx. one mile away); Near This Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); At this site in 1952 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Birthplace of Jacob Bayley (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Near This Site (approx. 2.7 miles away); Original site of the First Parish Meetinghouse. (approx. 2.8 miles away); Pentucket-Haverhill (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Newbury.
Regarding America’s First Comb Industry. The site where Enoch
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Noyes started the combmaking industry in America is located at 127 Main Street. The story behind this marker involves an eccentric genius who invented not only combmaking in America, but also the exercise regimen of jogging around the countryside here in West Newbury.
Also see . . .  Historic Markers in West Newbury. (Submitted on August 31, 2020.)
America’s First Comb Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
January 12, 2019
2. America’s First Comb Industry Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2020. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2020. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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