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Electrical worker climbing irons, ca. 1954

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Electrical worker climbing irons, ca. 1954

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Climbing irons or gaffs are one of the items of specialized clothing developed for linemen who put up telephone and utility poles and wire conductors.

These climbing irons are padded and adjustable to fit snugly on the legs of linemen of all sizes.

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  • Title: Electrical worker climbing irons, ca. 1954
  • Creator: W.M. Bashlin Co.
  • Creation Date: circa 1954
  • Subject Date: circa 1954
  • Media: Iron, aluminum, leather
  • Local Code: 2004.090.4888
  • Collection: Central Maine Power Co.
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
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Central Maine Power Company
Electrical apparatus

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Climbing irons

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