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P000116

P number: P000116
Old photograph number: C03737
Caption: Silver Grey Quarry, Creetown. Kirkcudbrightshire. A large granite block split into two on the quarry floor using the plug and feathers method.
Description: Silver Grey Quarry, Creetown. Kirkcudbrightshire. A large granite block split into two on the quarry floor using the plug and feathers method. Two quarrymen, one wielding a crowbar, displaying recently split large blocks using the 'plug and feather' method. A series of narrow holes a few inches apart were drilled by a pneumatic drill. Two half cylinders of steel called 'feathers' were inserted into all the holes. A steel wedge-shaped 'plug' was then inserted. The plugs were then hit in succession with a hammer and a straight split in the granite block would result.
Date taken: Thu Jun 01 00:00:00 BST 1939
Photographer: Fisher, W.D.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 248500
Y latitude/northing: 556500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 227.75KB; 1000 x 724 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 192 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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