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Grindstone

Grindstone

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
grindstone, handcrank
grindstone, hand
Measurements
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
MC.320712
catalog number
320712
accession number
243482
Credit Line
Harold J. Crelly
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Machine Shop
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Grindstones were quarried commercially in Minudie, Nova Scotia in the 19th century and many ship loads were supplied to the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. The story of the grindstone industry in that community is told in the Minudie School Museum.

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