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 box holds a set of punches for the Common Music style (as opposed to other styles such as Pearl and Large).
Each punch has a line engraved on the stem so the punch can be hld in the correct orientation when being used to punch a symbol on the petwer plate, that is the line should be facing the engraver.
Rectangular box with 4 rows of 14 holes each for a punch. There are 44 punches. A small card shows the position of the punches in the rows.
There are a variety of inscriptions on these punches. Metal plate on box: COMMON MUSIC(N & S are back to front) Note on paper attached to box: Common Music Row 1 1 - 12 2 13 - 23 3 24 - 34 Loose No 47 4 35 - 47
Type of item
303 mm (Length), 111 mm (Width), 44 mm (Height)
Dimensions of container with punches.
70 mm (Length)
Typical length of punches.