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Penny Ink Well - Ceramic, circa 1880 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 080845

This ink well was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. This type of inkwell is also known as a penny ink well.

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.
Ceramic inkwell, salt-glazed. Intact. 5cm diameter Commonly known as a 'penny ink' bottle.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 46 mm (Height), 50 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: inkwell
Trench Unit Number: 04/29/39

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