|Object Name||Tape, Cassette|
|Scope & Content||
Started as a farmer. In 1957 he was a draftsman with VT Structural Slate for 12 years. Worked from architectural drawing. Patterned flooring, window sill, church interiors, large projects: orange city courthouse. Brit. Embassy in D.C., US Embassy in Mexico City. Decided type of slate needed from measurements. VT Structural continues this work, mill is in Whitehall, office still in Fair Haven. Lives near Scotch Hill (1st unfading quarry in West Vermont, opened 1839) Great, great, great uncle was landowner where quarry is located.
Use of horses? knows little of it.
How long Scotch Hill Quarry? Large Mill operated till 1918's? Closed in Depression, world war 2 opened for government requirements (1942-1950's)
Products manufactured "house siding." School slates "side walk slabs" billiard tables.
Quarry sticks? Eureka used it longest time, used it until 1980's to present day.
Government Comments (remnants of main framework of planer also small core of cable drill used in old days.
|Creator||Williams, Stephen T.|
|Title||Phil Ranney, Oral History|