Contributed by Maine Historical Society
This wood and iron policeman's rattle was used in the old Capen House, 267 Cumberland Avenue, Portland.
Policemen carried rattles, which were primarily communication devices, to summon help.
About This Item
- Title: Police siren, Portland, ca. 1820
- Creation Date: circa 1820
- Subject Date: circa 1820
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Wood, iron
- Dimensions: 18 cm x 21 cm x 5 cm
- Local Code: 450*
- Object Type: Physical Object
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- Museum object
- Policemen's equipment
- Politics, politicians, government & law
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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