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Quarrying

Quarry worker's pick

Description:

This pick axe was made by Paton and Dick, Glasgow.  This shape was called  "The Pad" or Scots pick.

 

Picks were originally used as farming tools.  In prehistoric times a large deer antler was cut down and one point used as a pick.  Picks have been used for mining, quarrying and road building and also weapons of war.

Place of Production:
Glasgow
Materials/Media:
metal, iron
Dimensions:
length (head) 366mm, width 26mm, depth 12mm, length (shaft) 800mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0206.18
Digital Number:
DMMI017n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council