Contributed by Islesboro Historical Society
This netting stand was constructed by Yeaton Dodge for his daughter Faustina in the mid-1800s. It has metal hooks at the corners where "knitters" would secure their twine. Chairs were placed around the stand, allowing several knitters to work from the same stand.
Netting was a cottage industry on Islesboro for over 100 years. Twine was shipped to the island and distributed to knitters who would produce a variety of netted objects on demand. The industry closed with the passing of the Federal Minimum Wage and Hour Law of 1938.
About This Item
- Title: Netting Stand, Islesboro, ca. 1885
- Creator: Yeaton Dodge
- Creation Date: circa 1885
- Subject Date: circa 1885
- Location: Islesboro, Waldo County, ME
- Media: Wood, metal
- Dimensions: 85 cm x 39 cm x 39 cm
- Local Code: 1111.133 (On exhibit)
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Fishing nets--Maine--Islesboro
- Lobster industry--Equipment and supplies
- Cottage industries--Maine--Islesboro
For more information about this item, contact:Islesboro Historical Society
PO Box 301, 388 Main Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
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