New Castle Trivia, 8-9-19

Question: The largest industry in Chappaqua in the Gilded Age was an eyeglasses manufacturer which, from 1874-1888, was one of the foremost manufacturers in the United States. What was the name of the manufacturer?

Answer: Spencer Optical Manufacturing Company

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