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Eddystone in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Eddystone Rifle Plant

 
 
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By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., November 3, 2020
1. Eddystone Rifle Plant Marker
Inscription.  Built to make P14 Enfield rifles for the UK in 1914, the factory was the nation's largest during WWI. It produced a modified version of the firearm after the US entered the war, designated the Model 1917. It was the most common rifle issued to US soldiers and more than half were made here. Employing 15,000 workers, 20% of which were women, the plant fabricated over a million rifles, accounting for 47% of total US wartime production.
 
Erected 2019 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World I.
 
Location. 39° 51.856′ N, 75° 20.571′ W. Marker is in Eddystone, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Simpson Street 0.1 miles south of 13th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crum Lynne PA 19022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eddystone: A True Factory Town (approx. 0.3 miles away); This Memorial Is Dedicated (approx.
Eddystone Rifle Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., November 3, 2020
2. Eddystone Rifle Plant Marker
Looking north on Simpson Street; partly obscured by speed limit sign is Saint Rose of Lima Church, on Chester Pike (US 13).
half a mile away); Sun Village War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rochambeau Route (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dr. Anna E. Broomall (approx. ¾ mile away); Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); Leiper Railway (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Friends Meeting (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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