Payson's Indelible Ink

Payson's Indelible Ink

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Payson’s Indelible Ink, suitable for use on linen or cotton, was invented by John Payson Williston (1803-1872), a pharmacist, temperance advocate, and anti-slavery crusader in Northampton, Mass. An early advertisement appeared in [Hartford] Christian Secretary 14 (Nov. 21, 1835): 179. The ink was still available at the end of the century.
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Payson's Indellible Ink
Payson's Indelible Ink Company
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United States: New Jersey
overall: 59 mm x 24 mm; 2 5/16 in x 15/16 in
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National Museum of American History
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