Inkwell and Pen ; Unknown maker; 1900-1960
Inkwell and PenAbout this object
Ink wells and dip pens came into general use in schools with the change from writing on slate to paper. The inkwell was set into a hole in the desk top and would be filled by an ink monitor at the start of each lesson. The pen, not having a reservoir, needed to be constantly dipped in to the ink.
Inkwells gradually fell out of favour in the 1950s as the reservoir fountain pen, which only needed to be filled occasionally, came into fashion.
inorganic, progressed materials, minerals, clay, china clay
inorganic, processed materials, metals, chrome
organic, processed materials, wood
h 40 mm x w 50 mm x d 30 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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