Pierce Shops

Pierce Shops (HM1M3C)

Location: Chesterfield, NH 03462 Cheshire County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 54.407', W 72° 25.199'

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Spofford Village attained national stature in the 19th century for the manufacture of bits, augers, and gimlets in a series of shops powered by Partridge Brook. Beginning about 1825, Benjamin Pierce, members of the Hopkins family, and others also began to manufacture "patent accelerating heads" for hand spinning wheels in a wooden building on this site. These attachments provided rapid spindle rotation that was suited to spinning the wool of Merino sheep. By the 1860s, Spofford Village was producing over 60,000 patent heads each year for sale throughout the nation.
HM NumberHM1M3C
Marker Number216
Year Placed2009
Placed ByNew Hampshire Division of Historical Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 710615 N 4753692
Decimal Degrees42.90678333, -72.41998333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 54.407', W 72° 25.199'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 54' 24.42" N, 72° 25' 11.94" W
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Area Code(s)603
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 417 NH-9A, Chesterfield NH 03462, US
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