Full record for 'GRANITE'
Get Flash Player to watch film clips.
Smooth steel blades fed with mud containing steel shot cut the granite lumps into smooth slabs. (clip) 
Scottish Screen Archive can clear copyright
Scottish Screen Archive can clear copyright.Sometimes we will be unable to make copies available because of restrictions on the National Library of Scotland under copyright legislation or due to the conditions of deposit.
Read related biographies
Find similar films
Reference number: 1596
Production company: SEFA (Aberdeen Group)
Running time: 5.22 mins
Granite mining used for sculpture, road making, stone bridges and housing.
Shotlist: Credits (.07); General views of granite quarry, probably Rubislaw near Aberdeen (.25); In several parts of Britain large granite masses occur near the surface. Map (.42); Blocks of granite are forced out by blasting. Man fills hole with charges. Shot of explosion (1.11); Splitting blocks to shape by hand. Man uses row of nails and hammer to split large block (1.45); The finest blocks go to the granite yards. General views of blocks on conveyor (2.07); Cutting - smooth steel blades are fed with mud containing steel shot. General views sawing. (2.28); Cut block wheeled out of yard (2.38); Preparation of a stone by dressing and polishing. General views of man operating power tool (2.56); Sculpture. By power tool (3.03); Road making - granite setts. Blocks are split by hand (3.30); Squad of men lay setts on road (3.34); Crushed granite for road surfacing. General views of crushing process (3.54); Bridges and breakwaters. Shots of stone bridge, probably over the River Dee, the Forth railway bridge and a harbour wall (4.34); Granite for building. Stonemason chipping at a block. Shots of half built premises (4.46); Granite Regency style crescent (5.53); Long shot along Union Street, Aberdeen. Shots of the exterior of Marischal College (5.05); Map (5.16); ecs (5.22)
Please see Understanding catalogue records for help interpreting this information.