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Penny Ink Well - Ceramic, circa 1880 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|
|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|
|Trench Unit Number:||04/29/39|