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Quarrying

Stonemason's chisel (1)

Description:
Stone was worked using a range of tools including saws and chisels.  Stone mason's tools have changed very little over the centuries.  Finer shaping and detail was worked by striking chisels like this with a large wooden mallet. 
Materials/Media:
metal, iron
Dimensions:
length (whole) 145mm, width (blade) 14mm, width (end) 17 mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0206.20
Digital Number:
DMMI016n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council