Engraving Tools. Punch Cleaner.

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Date:Not Recorded

Description:Engraver's punch cleaner.

Wooden handled tool with a hollow brass tubular end and a small brass disc or cog with a groove down the sides and a hole in the centre.

Roughly 8cm in length.

It was used together with string and a pulley action to clean punches in the engraving process.

The punch is inserted into the end of the tool and rotated onto a whetstone.

The initials HM are engraved on the wooden handle. The tool belonged to local engraver Harry S Millward 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:(110/16349)

Source: Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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