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Ink Wells in Frame HC103/1-33


Thirty-two white porcelain inkwells that sit in a rectangular wooden frame with metal handle in centre.

Used to hold ink for a dip pen or fountain pen. Inkwells often have lids to prevent wastage of ink. School inkwells such as these were placed in holes in the school desk.

Date: Early20th Century

Max Dimension: 505mm (frame), 40mm (inkwell)
 
Subject Area: Social Science
 
Specific Themes: Childhood, School, Communication, Writing

Handling Collection Number: HC103

 

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