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Item 9537

Title: Letter from Clark Stanley to C.C. Woolcot about bobbins

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1829-03-22

Location: Waterville; Somersworth

Media: Ink on paper

Item 36054

Title: Textile bobbin stripping machine, Biddeford, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Biddeford Historical Society

Date: circa 1960

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photograph

Item 29115

Title: Shuttle, bobbin and cop skewer from Draper textile equipment catalog, 1901

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1901

Location: Hopedale

Media: ink on paper

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Exhibit

Spinning room, Haskell Silk Company, Westbrook, 1907

Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.

Exhibit

Pepperell Manufacturing fire insurance map, 1929

Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Site

Testing of New Steam Engine, Biddeford, 1909

McArthur Public Library

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Site

Oldest known photograph of Guilford, Covered Bridge, ca. 1850

Guilford, Maine

An extensive history of a small central Maine town as compiled by team members from Guilford Historical Society and Piscataquis Community Middle School, with input from Guilford Memorial Library, Guilford Economic Development Board, and the Guilford’s town office. Manufacturing, festive events, historic buildings, notable veterans, and education, are covered in depth.