Nebel Knitting Company scrapbook materials
Scope and Contents
This collection is composed primarily of material taken from scrapbooks. A small amount of material also relates to Nebel's successors, Speizman and Chadbourn. Includes newspaper clippings, advertising and photographs. The Nebel Knitting Company Collection is organized in a single, alphabetical folder title series.
- 1936 - 1969
- Nebel Knitting Company (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
The Nebel Knitting Company was established by William Nebel, a native of Burkhardtsdorf, Saxony, Germany. Nebel emigrated to the United States in 1905 and worked for several hosiery mills in the Northeast until 1913, when he founded Atlas Silk Hosiery in Paterson, N.J. After ten years at Atlas, Nebel moved south to Charlotte. The Nebel Knitting Company first located on East Kingston Avenue. Expansion led to larger facilities on South Boulevard and, eventually, West Worthington Avenue. In April, 1968, the Nebel Knitting Company was purchased by Morris Speizman of Charlotte. Speizman in turn sold Nebel to Charlotte Packaging Corporation in July, 1968. Charlotte Packaging was merged into Chadbourn Gotham, Inc., which became Chadbourn, Inc. in 1969. The former Nebel mill on Worthington Avenue is a designated Charlotte-Mecklenburg historic landmark and now houses a restaurant. [For additional information, see Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission Reports, Nebel Knitting Mill. Also, see Biberstein, Bowles, Meachem & Reed Records for architectural drawings of Nebel mills in Charlotte and Jacksonville, Fla.]
1.5 Linear Feet
Contents of old scrapbooks which include advertising material for a Charlotte-based hosiery mill founded in 1923 by William Nebel, a German immigrant, and purchased in 1968 by Morris Speizman. Also includes photographs of employees.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Dan Morrill and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Properties Commission, 1984. Gift of Virginia Bunn, 1991
Processed by Randy Penninger, June, 1992.
- Nebel Knitting Company scrapbook materials
- Randy Penninger
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