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Item 10438

Primitive iron hammer

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: 1620 - 1675 Media: Forged iron and wood

Item 31634

Branding iron forged by Fred Watson, Biddeford, ca. 1885

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1885 Location: Biddeford; Medora Media: Metal

Item 10292

Broad axe, Alna, ca. 1800

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1800 Location: Alna Media: Forged Iron


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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

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.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony

c.1940 Item 19557 infoStockholm Historical Society Iron tongs used for making nails or other metal products in a forge.

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Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Industry Expands - 1850 to 1857

Blacksmith shops to forge iron fittings were as plentiful as today’s neighborhood corner stores. Steam mills and blockmakers were located at both…