P000002

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P number: P000002
Old photograph number: B00850
Caption: Thurso Flagstone Works. Caithness. A flagstone polishing machine housed under cover in a shed.
Description: Thurso Flagstone Works. Caithness. A flagstone polishing machine housed under cover in a shed. The polishing tables move on wheels like those for cutting but are broader in proportion to their length and have splashboards. The polish is obtained by means of flat concentric iron rings, slightly spaced in a horizontal plane, and given an eccentric rotation by a vertical shaft. The polished flags are used for special inside work only, such as flooring of lobbies and granaries, hearthstones, table tops and mantelpieces.
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: 182.33 KB; 1000 x 764 pixels; 85 x 65 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 202 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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