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Tantramar Heritage Trust Read Stone Comapny
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Read Grindstone History

Item is a copy of the history of the Read Grindstone as dictated to George Stanely by Herbert William Read in 1971. Document was revised and edited by Herbert W. Read’s son, Herbert C. Read.

Read Stone Company Fond

  • CA THT ReadStone
  • Fonds
  • 1800-2009

First accession contains items from six plywood boards used in the Grindstone Museum set up by Herbert C. Read in the “Carriage House” of the Marshlands Inn, which includes various materials pertaining to the Read Stone Company and grindstone production, including primarily photographs, as well as graphic drawings, newspaper clippings, and other textual records.

Second accession, contains materials pertaining to the Read Stone Company, grindstone production, and the Read family. Content includes primarily photographs, as well as postcards, articles, and a guest book from the Marshlands Inn which was formerly the Read home, and that contained a museum devoted to displaying the history of the grindstone industry in Sackville.

New Bandon Quarry

Items are two photographs of the New Bandon, NB quarry which show workers attaching large stones to mechanical lifts.

Stonehaven Coffer Dam Operation

Items are ten photographs of the Stonehaven, NB quarry, including various images of the coffer dam built to remove water from the area, and a number of photographs showing stacks of finished grindstones.

Coffer Dam Quarrying

Item contains two prints of an image of men working on grindstones behind a coffer dam [probably in Stonehaven, NB].

Quarry Equipment

Item is a photograph showing the landscape of an unidentified quarry and the machinery used to lift large pieces of stones.

Wood Point Quarry

Item is a photograph of men, horses, and equipment being used at the quarry in Wood Point, NB.

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