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Feature of the Week – June 24th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is the Cletrac Crawler! This feature was built in 1936 and was used in the logging industry. The model designation of “EN” refers to “Extra Narrow” which is showed by its 3′ 4″ width and only 8′ length. For the woods operator who carefully selects trees to be […]

Feature of the Week – June 17th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is the McCormick-Deering 10-20 Tractor! This 10-20 McCormick-Deering tractor, built in 1927, was designed to pull agricultural machines: plows, harrows, planters, hay-making machines, harvesting machines, manure spreaders, etc. and provide belt power to equipment such as feed grinders, sawing machines and threshing machines. The designation “10-20” means its […]

Feature of the Week – June 10th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is the Land Roller! If you remember, back in February we feature the Snow Roller. This land roller came from a 19th century farm in Durham, Maine, known as “The Vining Place.” In 1924 Anne and Charles Poshkus, Lithuanian immigrants, purchased and operated the farm and used this […]

Feature of the Week – June 3rd, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is the Ice Delivery Wagon! This wagon began delivering ice to homes in 1909. However, this ice wasn’t in cubes intended to be used in cold beverages, but instead delivered in large blocks sized to fit a household icebox. An icebox predates today’s refrigerators, but had the same […]

Feature of the Week – May 27th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is the Morrill Hearse. This hearse was built in 1866 and was specifically designed to accommodate winter burials. By simply removing the wheels, the hearse was equipped with runners for the snow as winter burials in Maine were common. Fires were built over the burial plot to thaw […]

Feature of the Week – May 20th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is the Fire Extinguisher! This small water tank, included a hand pump and hose. The hose attaches to a short brass spray wand. It was designed to be worn on the back and used to put out small fires. This was commonly used in the 1960s. It has […]

Feature of the Week – May 13th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is the Dairy Wagon! It was common practice in Maine for dairy farmers to deliver milk from their own cows to homes and business in their local area – usually seven days a week. This wagon began being used in the early 1900s. At first they used tin […]

Feature of the Week – May 6th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is the Dental Chair and Wagon! Dr. Henry Mansfield was a lifelong resident and dentist of Jonesport, Maine. Several times a year he transported this chair and equipment, including a pedal powered drill, to the towns of Columbia Falls, Addison, Machiasport and Harrington in Washington County in order […]

Feature of the Week – April 29th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, the Mack Coal Delivery Truck! Mack manufactured only 800 of this particular model. It has a six-cylinder, gasoline engine with a five-speed transmission. Early in its life it was converted from a freight tractor to a coal delivery truck The cab is lifted squarely upward (not tilted on […]

Feature of the Week – April 22th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, the Amoskeag Steam Pumper! Manufactured for the International Power Company using an Amoskeag steam engine, it was purchased by the Portland Fire Department in 1908 and assigned the name Engine No. 4. It is a 1st-size Amoskeag. It was among the largest of those owned by Portland capable […]