During the Civil War, they were called “hub wafers”. By 1912 the confection was
being advertised as “Necco Wafers”, a name they still go by today. Necco Wafers
were invented in 1850 by Oliver Chase, an English immigrant. His company merged
with two others, forming the New England Confectionery Company (NECCO).
The water tower of the NECCO facility in Cambridge,