- Item 18512 - John Watson, Houllton, ca. 1890
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- Item 18512
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John Watson founded the John Watson Company in 1886 on Main Street in Houlton selling hardware, tools and farming equipment.Show Details
The company manufactured the Watson sprayer and the Aspinwall Planter.
Watson also owned three starch factories in the area; Dirigo Starch Factory in Houlton (1880), Smyrna Factory (1884), and Monticell Factory (1894). He also owned a shop that manufactured sleighs, pungs and carriages.