Engraving Tools. Punch.

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Description:Engraver's punch.

Made of metal, it has a cylindrical body and a conical head with a recessed centre, giving an annular or ringed impression. It is around 8cm in length.

Used in the engraving process to punch etched details of a design onto a copper plate.

The copper plates would then be inked and used to produce design outlines and ceramic transfers.

Part of a set of tools once belonging to local engraver, Mr 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

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Source: Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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