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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About This Item

  • 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 Company collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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