Portland-Monson Slate Company, Monson, ca. 1915
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According to information written on the back of this photograph it is a view of the new electric hoister and new derrick located at the Portland-Monson Slate Company. The hoister operator was responsible for bringing the men and slate safely into and out of the quarry. With a series of bells, the men would let the hoisterman know they wanted to come up, had a load of slate, to stop, to hurry and so on.
In 1915 the wages per week for a drillman were $13.50, a ledgeman wages $13.50, Quarrymen received $10.80 and the hoister operators wages were $10.80.
- Title: Portland-Monson Slate Company, Monson, ca. 1915
- Creation Date: circa 1915
- Subject Date: circa 1915
- Town: Monson
- County: Piscataquis
- State: ME
- Media: Photograph
- Dimensions (cm): 16.6 x 21.5
- Local Code: MHS 110-077
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Monson Historical Society
PO Box 308, Monson, ME 04464
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