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    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Rotary milling machine

    • Milling machinery; Employees; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • By the late nineteenth-century technological advances greatly reduced the time and effort formerly required to work the stone. In this image a man operates a rotary milling machine by hand, used for drilling holes in large slabs of stone. The...
    • Shop Notes 1920

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1919

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1917

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Smithville News 1908-08-28

    • Monroe County (Ind.); Clear Creek (Monroe County, Ind. : Township); Smithville (Ind.); Smithville (Ind.) -- Smithville News; Fox Family; Thrasher Family; Mitchell Family; McCormick Family
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    • Smithville News 1908-10-09

    • Monroe County (Ind.); Clear Creek (Monroe County, Ind. : Township); Smithville (Ind.); Smithville (Ind.) -- Smithville News; Deckard Family; Trisler Family; Knights of Pythias; Oolitic Quarry
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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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