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Scraping Tool - Music Engraving Tool Set, Circa 1880 Object Reg. No: ST 041277 16

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.

This scraping tool was used to remove the 'feather' left on the edges of a stave line after it had been engraved. The 'feathering' would have caused the lines to have a feathery appearance when printed.
Tool with triangular cross-section, missing its wooden handle.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 14 mm (Height), 250 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

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