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Saco-Lowell apprentice banquet, Biddeford, 1938

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Saco-Lowell apprentice banquet, Biddeford, 1938
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The Saco-Lowell Shops were once one of the largest textile machine manufacturers in the United States. It was formed in 1912 when Saco-Pettee Machine Shop consolidated with Lowell Machine Shop to become Saco-Lowell; the company had manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts in the towns of Lowell and Newton, and in Biddeford, Maine.

Saco-Lowell, a descendent of the old Saco Water Power Company machine shop, closed around 1960, ending the manufacturing of textile machinery in Biddeford.

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