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Ink Bottle - Angus & Co, Red Ink, Glass, Corked, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850286

Bottle of red ink. Used in the office of a psychiatric hospital in Victoria, circa 1848-1950. Made by Angus & Co. Pty Ltd
Tall bottle with oblong base and straight sides. Bottle contains red writing ink. Label on front of bottle and cork in the top. Approximate volume of container; 590mL (20 fluid ounces), container is full of red coloured liquid. S6, DG3.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.00 cm (Height), 9.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: bottles, psychiatric hospitals, stationery, ink bottle, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Administration
Tertiary Classification: stationery
Inscriptions: Imperial/ Pint/ AISM 430 on base. Commercial/Superior/scarlet/writing ink/ manufactured by Angus & Co. Pty. Ltd. Australia/ contents 20 fluid ozs.
Manufacturer: Angus & Co. Pty. Ltd., circa 1900
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1848-1950


Phillip Jones Posted on 10 Dec 2009 2:26 PM
I have two clear glass (but with a green tint) ink bottles that were found under a tree in Clayton, Victoria in about 1956 or 1957. While the bottles are similar in style they have slightly different markings. One has Angus and Co on its base the other appears to have something else written but it has been obscured in the manufacturing process. Do you have any idea when they were made?
Discovery Centre Posted on 10 Dec 2009 3:28 PM
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