Keywords: forged iron
The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.
c.1940 Item 19557 infoStockholm Historical Society Iron tongs used for making nails or other metal products in a forge.
Blacksmith shops to forge iron fittings were as plentiful as today’s neighborhood corner stores. Steam mills and blockmakers were located at both…