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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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Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

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.