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

1932

This Year In Knitting Mills History

 
 
1932 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
1. 1932 Marker
Inscription.  
The most famous innovation developed at the Berkshire Knitting Mills was the "Reading" Knitting Machine. The "Reading," made up of 130,000 finely crafted parts, could be appreciated as both a marvel of engineering as well as a fine work of art.

By 1932, approximately 10,000 "Reading" Machines were being used in the United States.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 20.219′ N, 75° 57.315′ W. Marker is in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Hill Avenue just east of Park Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 N Park Rd, 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. Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); 1924 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1906 (about 400 feet away); 1896 (about 400 feet away); Welcome To The Knitting Mills (about 500 feet away); 2016 (about 500 feet away); 1941 (about 600 feet away); 1969 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wyomissing.
 
1932 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
2. 1932 Marker
 
 
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 19 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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