Engraving Tools. File.

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Date:Not Recorded

Description:Engraver's file.

Hand-made tool consisting of a wooden block with stiff blackened emery paper wrapped around.

Roughly 14cm in length.

The paper is nailed to the block on the tool's upper side.

Used in the engraving process as a file to smooth away the burr of copper gouged out by the punches on copper printing plates.

Used while the plate was on on a roller/cylinder.

One of a set of tools once belonging to Mr Harry Millward, local engraver, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.

Taken from the Gladstone Pottery Museum Tools Collection.

This object is now part of the collections at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


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Creators: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery - Creator

Donor ref:(110/16347)

Source: Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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