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Item 28790

Mineral covered box, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum Date: circa 1821 Location: Paris Media: Stone, wood

Item 54420

Hallowell Sandpaper Mill, Greenville Street, Hallowell, 1920

Contributed by: Frank Trask through Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1920 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 54290

Hallowell Sandpaper Mill, Hallowell, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Frank Trask through Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1920 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

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Historic Hallowell - The Boston Flint Company

It was not harder than quartz but it was tougher, so its sharp edges lasted longer. They crushed the flint up so that it would be little, tiny rocks.

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Historic Hallowell - Industry at the Mouth of the Vaughan Stream

… the owner, Ben Tenney, decided to use quartz for sandpaper. Tenney got glue for his paper at the George Seavey Glue Factory in Farmingdale. Boston…