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John Martin: Expert Observer

Gate no 2 design, Bangor, 1867

Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum
MMN Item 101194 Item Details
Gate no 2 design, Bangor, 1867
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Description

John Martin, an accountant and shopkeeper in Bangor, drew a series of gate and fence designs in his "Scrap Book No 3" that he began writing and illustrating in 1867.

Martin wrote five volumes of recollections of his life and of events and people in the Bangor area, beginning in 1864.

Of this gate, which appears on page 9 of Scrap Book No 3, he wrote, "Rustic built of pine or cedar posts." The center of each side of the gate would be "filled with small round cedar crooks and straight poles as convenience may occur and hung on iron grudgeons set in the centre of the posts so as to swing out or in as the case may require..."

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