Quarrying Exhibit :
Title:
Granite cutting tools
Catalog Number:
1991.59
Notes:
Names of workers stamped on chisels: W. M. REID; J. P. NEU; J. MCPHERSON.
Description:
Five toothed stone chisels used to cut or shape pieces of granite. The teeth cut into the stone to make a groove which cracks when hit hard in the middle.
Date:
ca. 1900
People:
Reid, W. M.
Neu, J. P.
McPherson, J.
Kid Tales:
These tools were used to shape unfinished granite stone into grave stones, columns, paving stones, or building blocks.
Subjects:
Granite quarrying
Chisels & mallets
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