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    Pike stones and the beginning of Norton

    History first class .


    In the year 1821, Person Noyes, a pioneer who had settled in the
    foothills of the White Mountains in New Hampshire, near the present
    village of Pike happened to pick up a piece of stone which he tried on
    the edge of his ax. It gave such good results that the following spring
    he quarried a few pieces which he broke into rough scythe stone shape
    and were used by local farmers with great satisfaction. Thus, quite by
    accident, the finest deposit of Mica Schist in the entire world was
    discovered in a tiny mountain village of New Hampshire. The Mica
    Schist quarries in the Pike area produced high grade scythe stones for
    well over a century.

    In 1897, PIKE Manufacturing Company took over the sale of INDIA
    Oilstones manufactured by the Norton Company, and years later,
    those made of silicon carbide under the CRYSTOLON brand. These two
    stones composed of the electric furnace abrasives - aluminum oxide
    and silicon carbide respectively – are among the fastest cutting
    sharpening stones made and are produce to meet every sharpening
    requirement.
    In 1932 the NORTON Company purchased the PIKE Manufacturing
    Company and changed the name to Norton Pike Company. Ground was
    broken in 1946 for a one story brick and steel factory building in
    Littleton, NH which was completed and occupied in the next year.

    And now a word from the president of PIKE.
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    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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    This is a great picture.
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    my little find of a soft Arkansas stone
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    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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    here are a few more for you.
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    That pike box is rare indeed.
    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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