Oil Stone


An inscription on the lid of the box reads “NORTON ABRASIVES / SOFT ARKANSAS / OILSTONE / BEHR-MANNING, TROY, N.Y., U.S.A. . . OF NORTON COMPANY”. The Behr-Manning Corp. of Troy, N.Y. merged with the Norton Co. of Worcester, Ma., in 1931.

Ref: Notice of Arkansas oilstones suitable for sharpening pens, pencils, and needle points, in W. & L. E. Gurley, A Manual of the Principal Instruments Used In American Engineering and Surveying (Troy, N.Y., 1910), p. 473.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Frances G. Meltzer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.0367.11Catalog Number: 1990.0367.11Accession Number: 1990.0367

Object Name: oil stone

Measurements: overall - box: 1 in x 4 in x 1 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 10.16 cm x 3.81 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-5455-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1402689

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