Hammer with insulated handle, ca. 1920
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
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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.
- 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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