- Item 8074 - Interior view of Portland Company shop, ca. 1890
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- Item 8074
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Portland Company metalworking shop, ca. 1890 showing equipment.Show Details
The picture shows lathes and milling machines.
Note the dual-gauge railroad tracks in the shop. The Portland Company built and worked on cars and locomotives of five or six different track gauges in the 19th century. (Fletcher, David H. 'The Portland Company 1846-1982. Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., 2002. 12.)