Street lights crafted by the Portland Company

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Street lights crafted by the Portland Company

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The Portland Company, located at 58 Fore Street in Portland, crafted steel objects including locomotives, engines, shell casings, and power plants starting in 1846. These street lights were created for the City of Portland. The specifications were 100 poles or 400 lights per mile.

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  • Title: Street lights crafted by the Portland Company
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 17 cm x 22 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 242, Box 40/8-5
  • 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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