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Green Leather 'Ransome's' Type Travel Inkwell

Maker: De La Rue & Co.

Category: Archive

Subcategory: Desk Items

This leather on brass inkwell works to the same principal as the Ransome's patent design, made by De La Rue.

It folds to a small flat size for travel but the body is hinged to stand at a right angle to the base, when pushed. It's very smart in dark green leather, highlighted by the brass. The glass ink bottle is locked tight by a cork fitted to the inside of the lid, which is operated by a sprung push button catch. Late 19th century

Size Closed is given.

  • Dimensions:
    H 2cm x W 5cm x D 5cm
    H ¾" x W 1.85" x D 1.85"

  • Period: Late 19th Century
  • Medium: Leather on Metal
  • Country: England
  • Exhibition: Essential Baggage
  • Reference Number: 6416