Sulphite digester for Glen Falls Paper Manufacturing Co., ca. 1920

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At the turn of the century the Portland Company manufactured sulphite digesters for paper companies. These digesters processed the wood pulp in such a way as to make it soft enough to create paper. The Portland Company is still a thriving industry on Portland's waterfront. Early in its history it crafted many things from steel including engines, lighthouse parts, and marine equipment.

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  • Title: Sulphite digester for Glen Falls Paper Manufacturing Co., ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 18 cm x 23 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 242, Box 40/9
  • Collection: Portland Company records
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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