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Excerpt from Stones and QuarriesIn this small volume an attempt has been made to place before the reader a broad general view of the stone industry, to show what part it plays in the life of the community and to give an outline of the methods andMoreExcerpt from Stones and QuarriesIn this small volume an attempt has been made to place before the reader a broad general view of the stone industry, to show what part it plays in the life of the community and to give an outline of the methods and machinery employed in its development.Within the limits assigned to the books in this series it has not been possible to do more than indicate in the briefest way the main features of this great industry and to point out some of the characters of the commodities handled therein. There are branches of the stone industry that take so prominent a place in the activities of civilized nations that separate treatment is required to do them justice, thus Cement manufacture, which obtains its raw material largely from quarries, forms the subject of a separate volume.A certain vagueness about the natural boundaries of the subject will be observable, and such questions as What is to be included in Stone? or, Is a stone-mine to be regarded as a quarry? have been answered by the light of convenience rather than that of logic or consistency.The author desires to express his grateful thanks to the following firms who have kindly given assistance with illustrations: The Bramley Engineering Co., Ltd., Crosby Lockwood Co., John Freeman Son, Ltd., the Council of the Geologists Association, Hadfields, Ltd., the Hardy Patent Pick Co., Ltd., Ruston Hornsby, Ltd., the Sullivan Engineering Co., and the proprietors of the journals: the British Builder, the Quarry, and the Stone Trades Journal.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.