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Historical Items

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Item 74842

'McIntryre' splice, ca. 1913

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1913 Media: Copper

Item 74846

Western Union splice, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Media: Copper

Item 74844

Splicing sleeve, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Media: Copper, aluminum

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.