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Portland-Monson Slate Company, Monson, ca. 1915

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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.

Other Information


  • 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
(207) 876-3073

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