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Box with Brace Punches - Music Engraving Tool Set, Circa 1880 Object Reg. No: ST 041277 5

This item is part of a music engraving tool set used mostly by Gordon Baker who worked for A. Kynoch & Co. Pty. Ltd. in Melbourne from the 1930s to the 1980s. Gordon Baker was apprentice to his father Jack. At the time, Gordon was the only music engraver working in Australia.

A brace punch was used to engrave a line in front of a music stave.

Each punch has a line engraved on the stem so the punch can be held in the correct orientation while being used to punch a symbol on the pewter plate, that is the line should be facing the engraver.
Stepped wooden container made up of two boxes joined together with slots for 14 punches. !3 of the punches are of different widths featuring the same etching pattern. There is one punch that produces a different pattern
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 78 mm (Height), 310 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: music, printing, tools
Themes this item is part of: Music Engraving - a description of the method using a metal plate, Information & Communication Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Printing
Tertiary Classification: music engraving
Inscriptions: Punches are labelled with numbered 3 to 16 with 6 missing.
Above each number: P&S
Odd one out: HANDEL
Metal plate on box: BRACES(S is back to front)
Each punch has a line engraved on the stem.

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