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P000001

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P number: P000001
Old photograph number: B00849
Caption: Thurso Flagstone Works. Caithness. An open yard containing the flagstone cutting machinery. The long shed behind contains the engine and main driving shaft with the gearing and belting.
Description: Thurso Flagstone Works. Caithness. An open yard containing the flagstone cutting machinery. The long shed behind contains the engine and main driving shaft with the gearing and belting. The flags are placed on long tables which can be wheeled beneath the cutting machinery. Six connecting rods from the machinery move a distance of about a foot, six heavy beams each with two knives with plane edges. Note the long sand troughs to supply a continuous feed of water and sand to the knife blade. The cut is not carried completely through the flag, the flag is separated by a blow from a hammer from below.
Date taken: 01/01/1912
Photographer: Lunn, R.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 311500
Y latitude/northing: 968500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 259.06 KB; 1000 x 760 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 201 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Images from the archives, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Building stones, sandstone  

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