Glass Inkwell


This is a square, clear glass inkwell. It held ink most likely used with a quill or other type of writing implement that was dipped into the ink for writing purposes.

Date Made: 19th century

Place Made: United States

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Cultures & Communities, American Enterprise

Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fielding Pope Meigs, Jr.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.67.0749ACatalog Number: 67.0749AAccession Number: 248268

Object Name: sander

Physical Description: glass (container material)metal (cover material)Measurements: overall: 1 3/4 in x 1 5/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 4.445 cm x 4.1275 cm x 3.81 cm


Record Id: nmah_1452109

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