ANTIQUE INKWELL??

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by lisaS, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. lisaS

    lisaS Active Member

    Hi all!! Does anybody have an idea of which era this portable inkwell is from? 4669061E-A338-4B39-8D91-C08EF354E0DE.jpeg 8040C2C8-5DA7-41CC-8ED1-82D2B933DC9F.jpeg 17D0833A-D232-43D2-AF36-2CECBD9D8610.jpeg A121D23B-E1FE-4822-A23C-9B07FF1FCFE0.jpeg 2C914D41-0B6C-47AD-862F-CA32D6D17006.jpeg A08D17E9-7A97-4435-B70B-B123CB45F748.jpeg
     
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  2. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi Lisa,
    Is it copper or just "copperised". I would really would like to soak the ink off the well and polish the copper case. I think it is 19th century. It is a real beauty!!!!!!!
    greg
     
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  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    it's lovely.....
     
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  4. lisaS

    lisaS Active Member

    Thank you it is precious, I haven't tried to clean it up as I'm worried I might damage it.Also I quite like it that that very ink had been used In it's time and still there like it was only yesterday!!:) Quirky i know. Do you recommend a cleaner?
     
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  5. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    I would start with the glass well. Soak it in ammonia and soap for a while. It should clear up pretty quick. Sometimes if it was India ink it could take longer.
    greg
     
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  6. lisaS

    lisaS Active Member

    Thank you everyone for your response! I will give that a try Greg
     
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  7. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Active Member

    My gut feeling is WWI era... I did a quick search and found this one which stated that it was indeed a Navy WWI inkwell.... Great little find! Leslie
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  8. lisaS

    lisaS Active Member

     
  9. lisaS

    lisaS Active Member

    Hi Northern Lights Lodge!! Wow!! Thank you it is a little dinted, i wonder how it got like this? I bet if it could talk it could tell some tales:pompous:
     
  10. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Active Member

    LisaS
    My pleasure! Perhaps some rough seas?? :) We can only imagine!

    Leslie
     
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  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    they sure look the same..
     
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  12. lisaS

    lisaS Active Member

    Do you think it is British? :)
     
  13. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Active Member

    No, from what I can see; it was U.S. Navy...

    Leslie
     
  14. lisaS

    lisaS Active Member

    Thank you!! That is truly awesome! :)
     
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