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School desk inkwells

School desk inkwells
School desk inkwell
French bakelite school desk inkwell
School desk bakelite inkwell
School desk inkwells
Ivory coloured school desk inkwells


Old inkwells that would have been used in school desks. I am sure they will bring back lots of memories for the people who sat at school desks and used these.

I have 4 different types of inkwell at the moment.

The first are black and made of a rigid styrene. These are made in one piece. They are all identical but on the base some have the name Ashdowns Ltd and Made in England whilst others have Gadeware and Made in Great Britain. I would think that these are from the 1960's or 70's. They are approx 34mm high, 44mm diameter at the rim and with a minimum hole size of 33mm.

The second type are black bakelite and are French. The body of the inkwell is in one piece but the centre section of the top screws out. Overall height is about 40mm, the diameter of the top is 48mm and the minimum hole size is 33mm.

The third type are brown bakelite. The body of the inkwell and the rim are separate and screw together. Overall height is about 30mm, the diameter of the top is 38mm and the minimum hole size is 27mm. These have all been used and have varying degree of inkstaining to the top as can be seen in the photos.

The last type are an ivory coloured plastic. These are made in one piece and have the name Nulite on the base. Overall height is about 35mm, the diameter of the top is 44mm and the minimum hole size is 32mm.

The red/brown inkwell shown in the photos is now sold.

I do also have china and glass school desk inkwells, for these please follow the link below.
china and glass desk inkwells
Price £8.50 each.
UK postage & packing £3.50.
International postage £2.00 extra.
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