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Ink Well - Glass, circa 1880 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 079258

This glass in well was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003.

Writing implements, found throughout Little Lon, indicate that writing was a commonplace activity. The pens, pencils and inkwells are a tantalizing reminder of words forgotten long ago.
Small, square-based inkwell, shoulders rounded off. Short neck, chipped around the edge. Base 35mm x 35mm, height 40mm. Rim diameter 19mm. Glass is light green colour. Moulded after hand blown, with moulded base. After 1850.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 45 mm (Height), 40 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Width = Diameter

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Tagged with: making history - little lonsdale street
Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Activity: bottle
Trench Unit Number: 18/02/21

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