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Historical Items Showing 3 of 127 View All

Item 12303

Kitchen Scale

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Brunswick

Media: steel, paint

Item 11940

Laboratory scale

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

Date: circa 1920

Location: Chicago; Littleton

Media: metal

Item 80368

Miniature scale, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Friendship Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Friendship

Media: metal

Tax Records Showing 3 of 3 View All

Item 86736

Office Scale House, Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Union Wharf Proprietors

Use: Office Scale House

Item 37441

550-566 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Co.

Use: Track Scales

Item 86887

72-84 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Randall and McAllister

Use: Office abd Scale House

Exhibits Showing 3 of 24 View All


Dee's Ice Cream Pint, Brunswick, ca. 1950

How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.


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.


Preble House, Great Cranberry Island, ca. 1895

Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 34 View All

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Plain Scale, Cambridge, 1791

Blue Hill, Maine - Mathematician

Mathematician Plain Scale, Cambridge, 1791 Item 33917 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. This plain scale drawing, made by Fisher as a class…

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Guilford High School Orchestra, 1942

Guilford, Maine - Around Town By: Piscataquis Community Middle School Students

… picture starting from the left, there is: John Scales, Roger Race, Willard Ellis, James Brown, Wayne Barney, and Elwin Macomber.

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Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 2 of 5

… Images from the Guilford Historical Society Scales Building X The John Scales Building was built in 1892.

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All


Story of the "little nun"

by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me


Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by

by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.