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Offline Roger H

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Ink bottle stopper
« on: February 21, 2013, 11:53:00 AM »
Hi there, I know this stopper has been on the board before but I cant find it and yet I have seen it. So I am setting a new topic on it because I have just purchased it and its in excellent condition and it now sits in the top of my walsh walsh ink bottle and makes it look very balanced.
      I do realize it isnt an exact match and is probably about 20 years out of sync but it does look good.
    Having a close inspection of the canes, within them is a circle of diamond shapes, circle of heart shapes and the inner circle are club shapes.
       Do you like it???         Regards Roger. :)


Offline Nick77

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Re: Ink bottle stopper
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013, 12:11:10 PM »
It looks good Roger, glad you like it, the thread wasn't originally about this stopper but about a Richardsons bottle it's here http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,49679.msg280612.html#msg280612

Your botlle looks pretty good to me. I also have a bottle with a stopper that is not an exact cane match, not looked at it too closely since I got it but probably Richardsons.

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Nick


Offline KevinH

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Re: Ink bottle stopper
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013, 01:58:11 PM »
Wouldn't it be amazing if you each swapped stoppers and they matched your bottles ;D
KevinH


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Re: Ink bottle stopper
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 02:06:21 PM »
It doesn't fit Kevin I sold it to Roger ;) I'd given up trying to find a bottle to match.
My current one has the thin Richardson type stopper shaft.


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Re: Ink bottle stopper
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 02:25:20 PM »
Hi Nick / Roger.

The stopper with heart canes is, I believe, a Whitefriars stopper from around 1950, just when Walsh Walsh finished, and some workers migrated there. A few years ago I had a bottle with a very similar stopper, including heart canes - but the base had canes which were a strange mix of Whitefriars moulding and Walsh Walsh 7/6 centres.  I think it was discussed on a thread on this board some time ago, and some of the canes in my bottle turned up in examples of Whitefriars Triplex and  EIIR 1953 weights. I also had a paperweight with heart canes - see image below - at least two different canes match your stopper.

Coincidentally, I took the bottle back in part exchange recently, so once the dust has settled on the PCC AGM this weekend I should be able to take some new images of it.

Alan
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Offline Roger H

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Re: Ink bottle stopper
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2013, 08:41:32 PM »
Well that looks as close as any two stoppers will get.(circa 1950).
      How about starting up an inky dinky bottle stopper swapper page?? but I guess that would be difficult because  money  might get involved.
     Regards Roger.


 

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