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Category: Economics, Manufacturing, Equipment

Historical Items

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Item 7998

Lathe at the Portland Company

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint

Item 8945

Sargent snow loader, Portland, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint

Item 15568

W.T. Kilborn Co., Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

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.