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P number: P000127
Old photograph number: C03750
Caption: Kemnay Quarries, Kemnay. Aberdeenshire. General view of surface working in grey muscovite-biotite granite. Shows pit-like form of quarry 122 m. deep.
Description: Kemnay Quarries, Kemnay. Aberdeenshire. General view of surface working in grey muscovite-biotite granite. Shows pit-like form of quarry 122 m. deep. A large steel crane is seen on the edge of the quarry and several 'blondin' cables are obvious, one with a pulley with a load going across the photograph. In front, and slightly to the left of the crane are the 'hutches' the means by which the quarrymen were lowered to the quarry floor. John Fyfe of Kenmay Quarry invented blondins and first used them in 1873. They were named after the famous French tight-rope walker Charles Blondin (real name Jean Francois Gravelet) (1824-97).
Date taken: 01/06/1939
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: 373500
Y latitude/northing: 816500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 288.10 KB; 1000 x 727 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 192 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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