Interior view of Portland Company shop, ca. 1890

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Interior view of Portland Company shop, ca. 1890

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Portland Company metalworking shop, ca. 1890 showing equipment.

The picture shows lathes and milling machines.

Note the dual-gauge railroad tracks in the shop. The Portland Company built and worked on cars and locomotives of five or six different track gauges in the 19th century. (Fletcher, David H. 'The Portland Company 1846-1982. Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., 2002. 12.)

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  • Title: Interior view of Portland Company shop, ca. 1890
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photoprint
  • Local Code: Coll. 242, Box 29 10-2
  • Collection: Portland Company records
  • Object Type: Image

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