Netting Stand, Islesboro, ca. 1885

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.

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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

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Islesboro Historical Society
PO Box 301, 388 Main Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
(207) 734-6733

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