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Advertising school desk inkwells

Advertising school desk inkwells
Glass School desk inkwells
China advertising desk inkwells
China School desk inkwell
China School desk inkwell, Brown & Sons, Hull
China School desk inkwell, Bennet Furnishing


These inkwells are an interesting variation on the traditional school desk inkwells as they carry adverts for various companies, most of whom seem to be associated with school furnishings and equipment.

The inkwells all vary in size and so I have shown below the details of each of the inkwells. They have all been used and because of their age there is some crazing, staining and signs of wear, but they are all good examples.

Bennet Furnishing Co Ltd of London & Glasgow. This inkwell measures 44mm across the rim and minimum hole size 32mm.

Midland Educational Company Ltd of Birmingham and Leicester. I remember their Leicester branch very well. 47mm across the rim and a minimum hole size of 35mm.

A Bruce & Son, School Furnishers, Dundee. 46mm across rim and minimum hole size 33mm.

Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, Norwich. This company were coach builders and car retailers but also made wooden school furniture. 44mm across the rim and minimum hole size 34mm,

North of England School Furnishing Company Ltd. This company was based in Darlington and its works suffered a serious fire in 1889. The inkwell is quite small, 38mm across the rim and minimum hole size of 28mm. It is 32mm high.

A Brown & Sons of Hull who were printers and booksellers. This inkwell is marked "Made in Austria". 46mm across the rim with a minimum hole size of 31mm

Wall Bros Ltd, West Bromwich. This is a very unusual inkwell and I have not seen this design before. It measures 56mm across the rim with a minimum hole size of 49mm, the section that sits below the desk top is 15mm deep

As well as these advertising inkwells I also have plain china school desk inkwells, for these please follow the link below.
china and glass desk inkwells

Prices £18.50 each
Postage & packing for UK £3.30.
Inkwells required