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Item 74843

Ratchet sleeve twister, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1935

Media: Steel

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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.

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Green Mountain Railway

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Green Mountain Railroad By: Spenser Simis

… locomotive crashing down the mountain, a small ratchet was attached to the cog. In addition to this, a gripper was positioned beneath the central…