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Mining & Quarrying

Quarrying

Stonemason's chisel or pricking iron

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) 97mm, width (blade) 24mm, width (shaft) 9 mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0206.16
Digital Number:
DMMI015a; DMMI015b
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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