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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.
    • Circle planer

    • Planing-machines; Lintels; Church buildings; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • In this image, a circle planer is being used to fashion a church lintel.
    • Man operating a planer

    • Employees; Planing-machines; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Like the milling machine, planers--which had long been employed in metal and woodworking--gradually came to occupy a central place in the stoneworker's tool kit. In this example, a stoneworker draws the machine across the stone by means of a...
    • Side planer

    • Planing-machines; Lintels; Church buildings; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Planers such as the side planer in this image being used to fashion a church lintel carved in 1974 for the First Church of Christ Scientist, Boston, were indispensable for producing polished, uniformly textured pieces.
    • Two workers using side planers

    • Planing-machines; Lintels; Church buildings; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Planers such as the side planer seen here were used to fashion various limestone pieces. The planer on the left is working across the stone. Here two workers can be seen carving figures into large slabs of limestone.
    • 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...

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