This June 24, 1916 edition of the well-known science journal, 'Scientific American' includes a detailed article on “The Spruce Gum Industry” by Samuel J. Record as well as articles on 'Rock Tunneling without the Use of Explosives', 'Railroad Fire Fighting Apparatus', 'A Model Hospital Train' and 'The Flying Sensation, Could it be Realised?' The article on spruce gum covers most interesting information on one of the North Woods minor industries. Also included in this listing is a small cardboard box for Kennebec Spruce Gum, ‘from the forests of Maine’, and ‘Put Up By C.A. McMahan Co. Five Islands, Maine’ (see image). This cost 10 cents! Inside is a remaining small piece of spruce gum. The condition of both these items is good for age. These pieces would add interest to a collection of Americana, including early American industries. Maximum width of journal 11.25 ins (28.5cm). Combined weight 122 grams. These items appear in my book, “Antique Boxes, Inside & Out” on page 61.
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Interesting WWI Issue of ‘Scientific American’ featuring Spruce Gum Article with Boxed Kennebec Spruce Gum
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