The firm of Gimborn started in the Netherlands in 1902 in `s Heerenberg. I have a cataloque of the `s Heerenberg period. Gimborn moved to Zevenaar,Holland in 1904/1905. (Holland is often used as another name for the Netherlands) So the cataloque from `s Heerenberg must be from the years 1902-1904. In this cataloque several different inktbottles are named.
So we start with one of the oldest inktbottles used by Gimborn, the penlayer No 40. This is a round bottle with on both sides of the neck, an indentation to lay a pen.
This bottle disappeared from the cataloques in 1939. It was used for normal writing-ink and copying-ink. It is only known with a cork, never with a bakelite cap.
Below are the labels used on these inktbottles. Note that on the first 2 labels (the yellow one and the pink one ) the small figure pouring ink over the globe is called a titan, used from 1925. Before 1925 a small devil was used as can be seen on the green and blue labels. It`s content was 45 grammes.
Edited by odessa1944, 30 August 2019 - 23:36.