Newtown Heritage Walk No. 6Originally, the Newtown Hosiery Mill (a.k.a. The Stocking Works) operated out of this building at 301 South State Street. In 1884, the Excelsior Bobbin and Spool Works was founded by John B. Mawson in Yardley. In 1889, it was moved to Newtown after a fire destroyed the Yardley plant. In 1904, the Bobbin and Spool [W]orks chartered the name Excelsior Bobbin and Spool Company, which expanded with new buildings and updated equipment. After the brief tenure of the stocking manufacturer, the building was used by a stained glass company, a bobbin facory, and then, during World War II, by the Lavelle Aircraft Corporation.
|Placed By||Newtown Historic Association, Inc|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 4:23am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 505442 N 4452630|
|Decimal Degrees||40.22408333, -74.93603333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 13.445', W 74° 56.162'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 13' 26.70" N, 74° 56' 9.72" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||215, 267|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 259-299 S State St, Newtown PA 18940, US|
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