Bull wheels; Employees; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
Prior to steam, most quarries relied on manually powered devices, similar to the one pictured here. When attached to derricks, these wheels, commonly referred to as "bull masts," rotate 360 degrees, thus allowing workers to raise stone slabs from...
Employees; Derricks; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
In this image, worker Joe Berry operates a Bull Wheel, a platform atop which derricks rested that could be rotated 360 degrees, allowing for derricks to transport stone in different parts of the quarry. "Return to Fred Barrett" written on back.