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Offline lmj

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English glass inkwells
« on: July 02, 2010, 07:25:00 PM »
Hi i am looking for the maker of these inkwells to start a search for the ink holder that i think should go into the hole in the glass the base says "made in England" and has raised squares,does anyone know if it should be a Bakelite infill or more glass,any help is appreciated....Lynn


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Re: English glass inkwells
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010, 09:48:27 AM »
The combined pen tray and ink well here might very well have been made by the same company.

I have seen these with the glass lids, as shown, and with 'plastic' (either Bakelite or Lucite, I assume) lids in red and black. I believe the lids were designed to be swung to one side so that the pen could be dipped into the small receptacle. This would also serve to support the pen.

I would also be interested to learn of the origins. Again, MADE IN ENGLAND is embossed, this time within the pen tray. I have always thought a c.1930s manufacture, but no indication of it being from Chance Bros.
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Re: English glass inkwells
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 05:28:20 PM »
Many thanks David,i will now look in that direction as the raised square pattern is the same as your lovely clean inkwells(must do mine) Lynn


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Re: English glass inkwells
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 05:51:49 PM »
It's highly likely they are Bagley items.


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Re: English glass inkwells
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010, 06:16:59 PM »
I should have checked Bagley Glass first... :ooh:
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