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Category: Science & Technology, Engineering, Machinery & tools

Historical Items

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Item 8584

Flanging machine, Portland Company, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint

Item 9344

Depth gauge, ca. 2000

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1854 Location: Bangor Media: Cast iron and steel

Item 10339

Atlas Plywood Co., Stockholm, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Stockholm Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Stockholm Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Maine and the Space Age

The small town of Andover landed on the international map in 1962 when the Earth Station that had been built there successfully communicated with Telstar, the first telecommunications satellite.

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A Tale of Two Sailmakers

Camden has been home to generations of fishermen, shipbuilders, sailmakers, and others who make their living through the sea. The lives of two Camden sailmakers, who were born nearly a century apart, became entwined at a small house on Limerock Street.

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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.