Hammer with insulated handle, ca. 1920

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

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.

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About This Item

  • 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 Company collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

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

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