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Thomas Laughlin Company Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0290

Scope and Contents

The records of a marine hardware firm. Included are catalogs, correspondence, employee records, bills, receipts, and medical records of employee accidents.


  • Creation: 1903-1978


Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Historical Note

The Thomas Laughlin Company was a marine hardware firm in Portland, Maine. It began in 1836 as a ship chandler in Portland. In subsequent years it developed into a full-line manufacturer and dealer of forged marine hardware. In the mid-1950s it was acquired by the American Hoist & Derrick Company of St. Paul, Minnesota. The Crosby Group was formed in 1971 as a subsidiary of the American Hoist & Derrick Company. The Thomas Laughlin Company eventually became a division of the Crosby Group, Inc. of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the largest manufacturer of drop forged fittings for chain and wire rope.


36 boxes

29 ledgers (40 cm.)

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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States