Cornerstone, Date stone and Different Types of Letters and Joints
Cornerstones are made with a pocket to receive a copper document box and a 2″ lid. Datestones are cast with flat backs and do not include a pocket for a copper box.
Pocket sizes vary to match the copper box size. Copper boxes not supplied by the cast stone manufacturer. Wall thickness of Cornerstones should be 2 1/2″ of greater.
Heights of Cornerstones and Datestones are figured to match brick coursing minus 1 joint.
Various type cuts are detailed – these may be used for both letters and numerals. Datestones are made of 3 3/4″ thick (1 brick width). This dimension may be changed if required. Seven different type mortar joints are also shown on this page.
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