Pneumatic Tool

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Pneumatic Tool

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Using compressed air, this tool which has a free piston or hammer reciprocates in a cylinder and strikes the drill steel at the end of the forward stroke, forcing the drill steel or chisel into the stone, chipping it. This tool is said to have put ten men out of work who used hand tools.

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About This Item

  • Title: Pneumatic Tool
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Local Name: Hall Quarry
  • Town: Mount Desert
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood, metal
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Granite Industry Historical Society
62 Beech Hill Crossroad, Mount Desert, ME 04660
(207) 244-0175

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