Inkwell and Pen ; Unknown maker; 1900-1960

Name/Title

Inkwell and Pen

About 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.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1900-1960

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, Northland, Whangerei

Medium and Materials

inorganic, progressed materials, minerals, clay, china clay
inorganic, processed materials, metals, chrome
organic, processed materials, wood

Measurements

h 40 mm x w 50 mm x d 30 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Education

Object Type

equipment

Copyright Licence  

Attribution (cc) Attribution (cc)

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Tags
1900s
Education

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