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Wyomissing in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Welcome To The Knitting Mills

A Hub of Technological Innovation and Civic Pride

 

— Est. 1906 – Wyomissing, Pennsylvania —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
1. Welcome To The Knitting Mills Marker
Inscription.  Founded by Ferdinand Thun and Henry Janssen in 1906, the Berkshire Knitting Mills served as a hub of technological innovation and civic pride. Together with Textile Machine Works and Narrow Fabric Company, this multi-faceted manufacturing enterprise was known collectively as Wyomissing Industries. It was here where industry and community came together as one through marvels of engineering and a a shared passion for making the finest products of its kind.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 20.276′ N, 75° 57.252′ W. Marker is in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Knitting Mills Way just west of 8th Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 810 Knitting Mills Way, Reading PA 19610, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1941 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1906 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1924 (within shouting distance of this marker); 2016 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute
Welcome To The Knitting Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
2. Welcome To The Knitting Mills Marker
(about 400 feet away); 1969 (about 500 feet away); 1932 (about 500 feet away); 1896 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wyomissing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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