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Ink Well - Stoneware, circa 1880 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 5554

Summary:
This brown, salt glazed ink well was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003. It is similar to a penny ink well but a little more squat.

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.
Description:
SIMILAR TO PENNY INK WELL BUT MORE SQUAT
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 48.0 mm (Height), 60.0 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: inkwells, writing equipment, ceramics, clay, unsymmetrical, old, slat glazed, humanities homework, scratched, uneven, very old, 2002-2003 dig, 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: clerical
Specific Activity: well
Lot Area Unit: 27/1/11

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