(Includes information on the progressive use of new tools and equipment in the granite quarry industry from 1899 up through 1939.) Brunner & Lay - Brunner & Lay: Manufacturers of Marble, Stone, Granite and Bricklayers’ Tools, Stone Jacks, Derricks, and Contractors' Supplies (Catalog). Chicago, Illinois.
QUARRY MACHINES: All the equipment needed to quarry dimensional blocks of marble, granite and other stone types. Machine range includes a number of models from cutting machines using diamond wire, drilling machines, and equipment for tipping and splitting TrimWire mobile quarry saw by Pellegrini Pellegrini Telediam Diamond Wire Saws
Low-compression explosives and drive-in quarrying methods are used to remove large blocks of granite from deposits close to the earth’s surface. The granite blocks are shipped from the quarry a fabrication facility where they are sawed into slabs of the desired thickness. Each slab is then processed through automatic equipment
Stone Quarrying Tools on the Stone Structures of Northeastern America United States, presented by James E. Gage and Mary E. Gage. “Tools and Machinery of the Granite Industry,” by Paul Wood, in The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.
GRANITE SPLITTING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES By about 1800, stonecutters in many parts of New England had perfected the basic techniques of finishing and shaping granite. These craftsmen were not only able to split large slabs and posts from boulders, but had also learned to use hammers and chisels to shape the stone to a wide
Equipment in the quarry includes five Tamrock drilling rigs as well as three Pellegrini diamond wire saws. In the past, representatives from Rock of Ages have worked directly with the engineers from Tamrock's plant in Finland to help in developing drilling equipment that is suited for the specific characteristics of their quarries.
Quarrying of Stones by Blasting. This method consists of using explosives for breaking stones from very hard rocks. It has been observed that quarrying of granites, basalts, traps, quartzites, and sandstones by wedging and other methods is very laborious and costly.