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Pincushion Box, Zachiariah Brackett Stevens Tinware, ca. 1820

Contributed by Abplanalp Library, UNE

Made by Zachiariah Stevens for his daughter Emmeline, this tinware pincushion box came from the attic of the Zachiariah Stevens / Cordelia Pierce home, Stevens Plains, Westbrook.

Zachiariah Stevens opened the first Stevens Plains tin shop in 1798. He and his sons were tinsmiths. They made the tinware and peddled it through northern New England and Canada while the Stevens women decorated and painted it.

Zachiariah Stevens and Oliver Buckley, also a tinsmith, donated the original eight acres on Stevens Plains for Westbrook Seminary.

Other Information


  • Title: Pincushion Box, Zachiariah Brackett Stevens Tinware, ca. 1820
  • Creator: Stevens, Zachiariah Brackett
  • Creation Date: circa 1820
  • Subject Date: circa 1820
  • Local Name: Stevens Plains
  • Town: Portland, Westbrook
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Painted tinware
  • Local Code: Box 012
  • Collection: Westbrook College History Collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Abplanalp Library, UNE
716 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
(207) 221-4323
http://www.une.edu/wchc/

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