Cleopatra’s Needle and its historical use | Stone Monument

Stemming from Ancient Egypt through to its common use in todays monuments and cemeteries, the Cleopatra’s Needle is an impressive structure.

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Erasmus Wilson’s Cleopatra’s Needle, donated by the State of Egypt.

Step into a cemetery anywhere in the world and you will undoubtedly fall upon the ‘Needle’.

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Carrara Marble Cleopatra’s Needle – Available through Mason & Maker

Looking to Match Headstone Inscriptions? Hand Cut Inscription Service Melbourne

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Insitu Lead Lettering, handcut and laid into restored marble plinth. Complete Monumental Restoration.

As experienced lettercutters, we have the ability to match any existing inscription style. With little or no sandblasting, the majority of our letters are handcut and can therefore identically match the existing epitaph font. This Carrara Marble monument, complete with sandstone plinth and curbs was recently restored with additional inlaid lead lettering- installed insitu. The main shaft of the urn pedestal was cracked in half and also had to be pinned.

Here are a few examples of the traditional style of setting out and inscribing to match existing font.

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Also, coming soon is the mason & maker shop where you’ll be able to purchase a broad range of tools and tidbits, homewares and hardwares… Stay Tuned!
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Coming Soon – mason & maker Shop. Everything, home and hardware.

Famam Extendimus Factis – Our reputation is extended through deeds

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The Cornwall Mason

OVER 150 YEARS AGO, there was an English mason by the name of William James Veach. The Veitch family traveled from the Germanic section of the Holy Empire (Rome) to Britannia in around 1200AD.

James, father to George Henry Veitch (Veach), worked predominately around the north-eastern corner of England; having hailed from Cornwall.

George Henry Veitch arrived in the Hunter Valley region of NSW around 1850 from England. He was commissioned to come to Australia to work as a request from a relative that was working for the public sector in Parramatta at that time.

George, together with four of his sons, worked on several prominent stone buildings around Australia’s first city, Parramatta; St Patricks’ Cathedral, Parramatta Gaol & Orphanage (pictured above), and private residences in the surrounding streets.

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