Stop 8: Silver Linings

What was it like to work at the factory that made silver for homes worldwide?

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“There is no indication, there’s no plaque that the greatest silver manufacturer in the world was there.”

All traces of the Gorham Silver Manufacturing Company have disappeared from the landscape, but the plant looms large in the memories of former employees and residents near by.  Community members discuss the atmosphere at the Gorham factory, including the conditions that led to a 7.5 month strike in 1958 and changing consumer tastes that led to the ultimate downfall of the company.

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Speakers:

  • Jeffrey Herman
  • Richard Cragin
  • Burr Sebring
  • Robin Taglieferri
  • Bill Kennedy

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Clip created by Raina Fox.

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