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    • Matthews Brothers stone plant

    • Limestone mills; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Pictured here is the Matthew Brothers stone plant which operated from 1862 until 1978 when it was sold to the Bybee Stone Company, which is still in operation in Ellettsville.
    • Railroad tracks running through a mill

    • Quarries and quarrying; Limestone mills; Employees; Railroads; Dimension stone; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • As this image demonstrates, the railway track often ran directly into the mill to ensure greater transport efficiency and cost effectiveness. The railways often transported the stone properly cutor in the process of being cutlocated on the left...
    • Worker operating a rip saw

    • Stone-cutting tools--Rip saws; Employees; Limestone mills; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Early saws, because they were made of iron and operated without the assistance of water to help ensure durability, often deteriorated quickly. Later versions, such as the rip saw in this image included hoses to prevent the saw from overheating and...
    • Stone carvers detailing carved basins

    • Stone carving; Employees--Stone carvers; Limestone mills; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Stone carvers work on the floor of the interior of the factory, adding painstaking detail to these ornately carved basins. This is a fine chisel dowel hole for the iron dowel to lift the stone. Notice the hay in that is ready to pack the stone in...
    • Cherub panel carvings

    • Stone carving; Employees--Stone carvers; Limestone mills; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Here, stone carvers can be seen putting the finishing touches on some cherubs adorning panels intended for the facade of a building. Notice the man sitting on an old nail keg. Typically, carvers did not sit but stood.

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