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Hammer with insulated handle, ca. 1920

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Hammer with insulated handle, ca. 1920

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An enterprising Central Maine Power lineman constructed his own insulated tool in about 1920 by replacing this hammer's wooden handle with a steel pipe, and then covering the pipe with braided fiberglass cloth and rubber insulation.

Safety equipment was especially important for the line workers who erected utility poles and strung cable.

Other Information


  • Title: Hammer with insulated handle, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Media: Iron, wood, plastic
  • Local Code: 2004.090.4117
  • Collection: Central Maine Power Co.
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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LC Subject Headings

Central Maine Power Company
Electrical apparatus

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Hammer
Insulated hammer

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