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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A hard, fine-grain, uniform [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=whetstone whetstone] used as an abrasive for [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=metal metal] and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=marble marble]. Ayr stone was named for the Ayr river in Scotland where it was first found. Sticks and blocks made from Ayr stone were often used by sculptors to sharpen blades and for finishing polishes.
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A hard, fine-grain, uniform [[whetstone|whetstone]] used as an abrasive for [[metal|metal]] and [[marble|marble]]. Ayr stone was named for the Ayr river in Scotland where it was first found. Sticks and blocks made from Ayr stone were often used by sculptors to sharpen blades and for finishing polishes.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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[[media:download_file_182.pdf|Properties of Common Abrasives]]
 
[[media:download_file_182.pdf|Properties of Common Abrasives]]
  
 
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==Resources and Citations==
 
 
== Authority ==
 
  
 
* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 559
 
* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 559

Latest revision as of 14:54, 30 April 2022

Description

A hard, fine-grain, uniform Whetstone used as an abrasive for Metal and Marble. Ayr stone was named for the Ayr river in Scotland where it was first found. Sticks and blocks made from Ayr stone were often used by sculptors to sharpen blades and for finishing polishes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Scotch stone; water-of-Ayr; snakestone; Scotch hone

Comparisons

Properties of Common Abrasives

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 559
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • R.M.Organ, Design for Scientific Conservation of Antiquities, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 1968

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