From file "076_cc0906s" entitled "CC - September 2006" page 01
From file "076_cc0906s" entitled "CC - September 2006" page 01

Stamping tools may be a little easier to use these days, but essentially the concept of stamping patterns in concrete flatwork has endured since contractor Brad Bowman developed it not long before Concrete Construction was founded. Bowman's first invention consisted of a single wooden blade, followed by two blades set apart the width of a brick. The tool evolved into the cast aluminum platforms featured in the December 1956 issue because the editors felt “the idea has considerable appeal, as well as elements of novelty.”

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