Shearers sharpening hand shears on grindstones, [ca 1930s]
Reference Number: 1/4-023102-F
Shearers sharpening hand shears on grindstones. Photographer unidentified (possibly George Leslie Adkin).
Photographer unknown: Views of Waiorau Sheep Station, Reference Number PAColl-6651 (5 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Film negative. Single negative
Historical Notes: On the reverse of the file print is the following information: The shearers engaged in grinding. The grindstone is made from very fine sand. The pressure of the shear blade and a certain amount of water form a grinding liqiud on the surface of the stone which soon brings the blade down to the required thickness. The later stages are quite critical and a pair of shears can easily be spoiled.
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures636. Sheep farming. Shearing(PFP-020435)
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