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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Railroad tracks running through a mill

    • Quarries and quarrying; Limestone mills; Employees; Railroads; Dimension stone; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • As this image demonstrates, the railway track often ran directly into the mill to ensure greater transport efficiency and cost effectiveness. The railways often transported the stone properly cutor in the process of being cutlocated on the left...
    • Worker with belt saw

    • Stone-cutting tools--Belt saws; Limestone mills; Employees; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • By 1973, modern belt or block saws like the one pictured here, originally designed by W. F. Myers Inc. and consisting of a belt of neoprene molded around airplane cable and fitted with highly resilient diamond teeth, had almost completely replaced...
    • Worker operating a rip saw

    • Stone-cutting tools--Rip saws; Employees; Limestone mills; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Early saws, because they were made of iron and operated without the assistance of water to help ensure durability, often deteriorated quickly. Later versions, such as the rip saw in this image included hoses to prevent the saw from overheating and...
    • 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 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.

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