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H. W. Hocker Manufacturing Company Factory, 224 Front Street, Lewes, Sussex County, DE



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Item Title


Location
224 Front Street, Lewes, DE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER DE-7
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-5).
Building/structure dates: 1911 initial construction
Significance: The Hocker family dominated the manufacture of tin products in Lewes, Delaware after moving there in 1899. J.W. Hocker pioneered special purpose machinery for the production of tin handle mucilage brushes. In 1975, Harold W. Hocker still manufactured brushes using special machinery in a small frame building behind his residence in Lewes.

Subjects
Tinworks


Related Names
Hocker, Harold W.
H. W. Hocker Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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