Cutting slate, Barnard, 1951

Contributed by Monson Historical Society


According to information provided by the photographer this photograph shows the first step in manufacturing slate. By using a diamond edge saw, which is water cooled, the slabs are cut into the right lengths for roofing shingles.

From left to right, Monson Slate Company employees are Reginald Call operating the saw, and the installation boss Herbert Seamons.

This is the sixth image in a series of nine photographs taken at the Barnard Quarry.

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About This Item

  • Title: Cutting slate, Barnard, 1951
  • Creator: Jenkins, Dale E.
  • Creation Date: 1951-09-12
  • Subject Date: 1951-09-12
  • Town: Barnard
  • County: Piscataquis
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 25 cm
  • Local Code: MHS 110-107
  • Object Type: Image

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Monson Historical Society
PO Box 308, Monson, ME 04464
(207) 876-3073

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