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P000125

P number: P000125
Old photograph number: C03748
Caption: Rubislaw Quarry. Aberdeenshire. View at surface, showing dressed and partly dressed building stones. The granite is mainly used for building and monumental work.
Description: Rubislaw Quarry. Aberdeenshire. View at surface, showing dressed and partly dressed building stones. The granite is mainly used for building and monumental work. Two quarrymen prepare a granite block to be split by using the plug and feather method. They are using pneumatic drills to drill short holes around the block into which the plug and feathers are inserted. These are then systematically struck with hammers, causing the block to split. Another quarryman appears to be using a measuring stick against a large block of granite.
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: 391500
Y latitude/northing: 805500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 231.47KB; 1000 x 747 pixels; 85 x 63 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 198 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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