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StateLibQld 1 107160 Benedict Stone Factory at Bowen Hills, Brisbane, ca. 1934

StateLibQld 1 107160 Benedict Stone Factory at Bowen Hills, Brisbane, ca. 1934

 
 
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Benedict Stone Factory at Bowen Hills, Brisbane, ca. 1934
Benedict Stone was not a natural stone. It was invented by an American, Mr Benedict, by mixing cement with crushed natural stone and could be moulded into any shape. It was difficult to detect the difference with natural stone and eliminated the minerals which caused natural stone to disintegrate. It was planned to use it in the construction of the Cathedral of the Holy Name in Fortitude Valley. (Description supplied with photograph).

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1934
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State Library of Queensland
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