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Item 74523

Electric meter seal crimper, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Media: Metal

Item 74845

Crimping-splicing tool, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Media: Wood, galvanized iron

Item 36016

Anidrosis Sanitarium, Skowhegan, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1880 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print


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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.