It seems like I've managed to get my hands on a small glass inkwell today.
It has got a round metal base functioning as an anti-topple device, fastened to the glass container with a threaded groove(english expression pls - anyone?).
You can see the little groove at the bottom of the glass container here:
And on the inside of the metal "skirt":
I've been unable to find any kind of brand markings on it, so I haven't got any idea about how old it is, or where it comes from.
My guess is that it's a fairly cheap inkwell, but where it has been used, I don't know.
The lid is pretty worn:
As you can see on the top photo, the "skirt" doesn't reach all the way down to the table, so I wonder if it has been inserted into something with the "skirt" resting on whatever the inkwell has been resting on/in.
Bottom of "skirt" witn glass container inserted:
Bottom of lid:
Lid, top open:
The threading thing on the "skirt" - pretty worn and beat-up:
Groove in glass - pressed glass?
Anyway, I hope that the little inkwell can be made to look somewhat okay again with a bit of washing and careful polishing.
And I managed to find another no-name chinese fountain pen as well today.
The guy at the thrift shop was about to chuck it out when I stopped him and asked what he wanted for it.
He then gave it to me, because he thought the pen was just garbage.
And yes it's beat up and scratched pretty bad, there's bite marks on the cap and it definitely need some tender loving care, but I think I can make it look okay. It'll do just fine as a work pen, lodged securely in my work pants.
Guess it's a bamboo pen.
Text on clip: ADIcorp CINET - whatever that is. Google is my friend.
And while I had the camera put and ready, I managed to find the Osmiroid nibs belonging to the pens mentioned earlier here:
And some of my other dip pens - I guess most of these are old school pens:
Plus this charmer here. I don't know what the materials are, but I love the look:
That's it for now.
Thanks for reading.
Edited by BikerBabeDK, 21 January 2013 - 23:08.