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Quarrying

Stonemason's chisel

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 165mm, width (max) 89mm, depth (max) 48 mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0206.15
Digital Number:
DMMI014n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council