Engraving Tools. Graver.

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Description:Engraver's tool known as a graver.

Made of metal, it tapers to a rough
point with a flattened head and is bevelled into a diamond shape. It is roughly 3.5cm 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

Donor ref:(110/16356)

Source: Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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