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108-millimeter howitzer shell production

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108-millimeter howitzer shell production

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"The Portland Company made tens of thousands of these brass 108-millimeter howitzer shell casings for the war effort in 1917-1918. These men are machining the casings to government specifications in the machine shop." -- Fletcher, David H. 'The Portland Company 1846-1982.' Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., 2002. 114.

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  • Title: 108-millimeter howitzer shell production
  • Creation Date: circa 1917
  • Subject Date: circa 1917
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photoprint
  • Dimensions (cm): 17 x 22
  • Local Code: Coll. 242 40b 12-24
  • Collection: Portland Company records
  • Object Type: Image

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

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