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    • Angle grinder

    • Limestone mills; Employees; Stone-cutting tools--Angle grinders; Stone-cutting tools--Rip saws; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Although saws were often employed to make long vertical cuts into the stone, some, such as the one pictured here were enlisted as angle grinders to make smaller cuts into larger pieces of stone.
    • Carved urn

    • Limestone mills; Employees--Stone carvers; Stone carving; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • An ornately carved urn produced in the stone carving section of Matthews Brothers Stone Company.
    • Cherub panel carvings

    • Stone carving; Employees--Stone carvers; Limestone mills; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Here, stone carvers can be seen putting the finishing touches on some cherubs adorning panels intended for the facade of a building. Notice the man sitting on an old nail keg. Typically, carvers did not sit but stood.
    • Exterior view of a limestone mill

    • Limestone mills; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • An exterior shot of the factory, probably dating from the late 19th century. The block is painted with the number that corresponds to the drafting ticket for the mill.
    • Exterior view of an early limestone mill

    • Employees; Limestone mills; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • In this exterior shot of an early limestone mill, several figures can be seen posing in front of the workshops in the background. Stacked stone in the gang saws inside bar on the left onto diamond saw, which were inverted for the planer.
    • Exterior view of steam-powered gangsaw mill

    • Steam power plants; Quarries and quarrying; Limestone mills; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • The advent of steam registered an enormous impact on the stone industry as steam power was harnessed to existing technologies ranging from the derrick to the saw. By the time this image was taken (ca. 1880), steam had already made deep inroads into...
    • Four gang-saw mill

    • Limestone mills; Stone-cutting tools--Gangsaws; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Notice the gang saws in the barn. "Return to Fred Barrett" written on back.
    • From Quarry to Cathedral

    • Quarries and quarrying; National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.); Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Describes the quarrying and production of stone for the Washington Cathedral; with aerial view of Matthews quarries.
    • Interior of limestone mill

    • Dimension stone; Planing-machines; Employees; Limestone mills; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • The planer mill had metal (usually zinc) patterns with each ticket, which specified the size and measurements. You may be able to determine who is working here based on the way the workers are dressed. The man in the white shirt may be quality...
    • Limestone slabs

    • Limestone mills; Employees; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Pictured here are slabs of limestone recently arrived from the quarry. Notice the several gang saws in the background used to cut larger pieces into more manageable ones.
    • Matthews Brothers stone plant

    • Limestone mills; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Pictured here is the Matthew Brothers stone plant which operated from 1862 until 1978 when it was sold to the Bybee Stone Company, which is still in operation in Ellettsville.
    • Matthews Company factory

    • Employees; Limestone mills; Railroads; Dimension stone; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • An interior shot of the Matthews Stone Company factory. Notice the railroad cars in the foreground used to transport stone directly in and out of the factory floor.
    • Matthews Company property

    • Railroads; Limestone mills; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Over the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Matthews would add several additional buildings devoted to specific aspects of the industry, including the office pictured here. The drafting and office building can be seen on the left, with...

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