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Design and Manufacture of Monuments

Pre-mechanization and Pre-Computerization (17th-19th Centuries)

In the 1800's mass-produced metal stencils and letter die-casts made it easier for designers to trace images and letters. However, customers' selections would often be limited to the stencils the monument company had available unless the company employed a designer who could draw or would hire an artist, one who was knowledgeable of what images could successfully be handcut into stone.

Mechanization, but Pre-Computerization The Technology Club

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Computerization (mid-1980's to present)

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