Description (Brief)
A grindstone was a necessity in the machine shops of the mid-19th century for sharpening and shaping the cutting tools used in machines.
Currently not on view
Object Name
grindstone, handcrank
grindstone, hand
overall: 11 in x 18 in x 19 in; 27.94 cm x 45.72 cm x 48.26 cm
stone: 3 in x 10 in; 7.62 cm x 25.4 cm
frame: 9 in x 19 in; x 22.86 cm x 48.26 cm
ID Number
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Industry & Manufacturing
Machine Shop
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Machine Shop
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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