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    • Quarry workers taking a break

    • Employees; Stone-cutting tools--Lone star drill; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • In this scene, workers can be seen taking a break from stonework. Most can be seen holding lone star drills, commonly used at a time when the more effective channeling machines were only gradually making their way into the industry. Pictured in the...
    • Example of a derrick used to move large pieces of cut stone

    • Employees; Derricks; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • The derrick, a couple examples of which can be seen here, was among the most important technologies to emerge in the stone industry. Previously, cut stone required considerable numbers of men and animals to maneuver; with the advent of the derrick,...
    • Worker standing next to a bull wheel.

    • Employees; Bull wheels; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Worker stands next to a "bull mast". Though it was widely utilized from its inception around 1890 until 1910, it was quickly replaced by platforms powered by electricity.
    • Record shipment of Indiana limestone

    • Limestone Industry--Printed ephemera; Church buildings; Baltimore (Md.); Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Newspaper description of stone supplied for the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, Maryland. The stone for this building was supplied by Matthews Bros.

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