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J. and G. Hunter

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James Hunter (of Arbroath) (c.1806-1857) and his son George Hunter (of Arbroath) (b.1831)

The Hunters were prolific and successful inventors of stone-cutting machinery.

  • See here for I. G. Isherwood's excellent account of the life and work of James and George Hunter.[1]
  • 1855 Improvements in stone-cutting machinery.[2]
  • 1859 Stone cutting machine by J&G Hunter of Coleford described and illustrated [3]. It had a large circular saw with replaceable teeth. The workpiece was fixed to table which was traversed on rollers.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] aditnow website: The Hunter Machines by J. G. Isherwood (49 page pdf)
  2. * Mechanics Magazine Volume LXIII (63) 1855 Pt2
  3. The Practical Mechanic's Journal, 1 October 1859