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  1. 3-Piece Mold Master Ink red/puce/amber Front Click to view photo Backlit Click to view photo
    Reddish amber glass with touch of puce (maybe burgundy?) - a rare and gorgeous color, height 7 1/2", pint size master with very crude pour lip, three-piece mold with smooth dimpled base, no embossed, glass is wonderfully crude with hammered effect, circa 1860-70, near mint condition, item I#216, Keeper.

  2. 3-Piece Mold Master Ink with Spout teal Click to view photo Sold
    Dark teal green colored glass, quart size master ink with pour spout, 3-piece mold, height 10", circular smooth base, near mint condition with just some light spots of case wear, item# I125, SOLD.

  3. 3-Piece Mold Master Ink teal Click to view photo
    Deep teal green glass, height 7 1/2", 3-piece mold with smooth dimpled base, cylinder shaped body, nice crude lip, near mint condition, For Sale $35 at Oakwood SC6-LI220.

  4. AMERICAN STANDARD INK FREDERICK, MD green Click to view photo
    Medium green glass (almost a lime green), height 6 3/8", BIM with smooth base and pinched lip pour spout, cylinder shaped master ink, near mint condition with some light areas of stain but no chips/cracks, figure 788 in Covill's, item I#208, Keeper.

  5. Arnold's Stoneware label + contents Click to view photo For Sale
    Brown stoneware, height 4 5/8", cylinder body with pour lip, still has cork intact and is full of original contents, has label for "ARNOLD'S BLACK WATERPROOF DRAWING INK, FOR DRAUGHTSMEN AND ARTISTS, LIQUID INDIAN INK" and signature of "P&J Arnold, Ltd.", label is fully intact with just a few rubs but entirely legible, has potters mark for "BOURNE DENBY", stoneware is in near mint condition with no chips/cracks, item I#195, For Sale $50.

  6. John Baker Ink label + pontil olive Click to view photo
    Olive glass that shades to more amber at the base, crude hammered unevent glass with gloppy applied lip, large/sharp open pontil base, height 6", cylinder shaped, no embossing but has about 80% original label that partly reads "Finest Jet Black Ink Prepared by John Baker Boston", condition is perfect except for a 1/2" star crack just above base on side away from label (have to hold to light to see it), circa 1840s, similar to figure 768 in Covill's, item I#218, Keeper.

  7. Barrel Ink embossed "PAT OCT 17 1865" label Click to view photo For Sale
    Clear glass, height 2", BIM w/ smooth base, embossing in on base, has nearly all of its original label that is mostly intact and has been shelacked to preserve it - label reads "FRENCHE Non-Corrosive Genuine VIOLET INK Manufactured by the Philadelphia Ink Co., Phila.", glass is perfect with just a slight spot of lip roughness and tiny 1/8" lip flake (on underside of lip) from in-manufacturing process, lots of crudity - especially the crudely hand-shaped lip, same as Figure 669 on page 152 of Covill's, item I#148, For Sale $150.

  8. Barrel Ink Click to view photo Click to see Auction
    Aqua tinted glass, height 2", BIM with sheared lip, smooth base, excellent condition with 2 small rake chips on ribs at the top but no other damage, Figure 673 in Covill's Ink Book, item I#167, For Auction.

  9. Bird Ink Click to view photo Sold
    Aqua tinted glass, height 1 1/2", BIM with smooth base and ground lip, turtle (or dome) shaped ink with embossed picture of bird in tree branches, near mint condition, item I#161, SOLD.

  10. BIXBY
    The clear, aqua, and amber colors are the most common for BIXBY bottles. I just collect the rarer colors.
    See matching Bixby Trade Card.
    1. BIXBY / 16 Front Click to view photo Base Click to view photo
      Deep black olive green glass (never seen this color before in a Bixby), height 3 5/8", BIM with single collar lip, cylinder with smooth base, all embossing is on the base, near mint condition with just a bit of stain, Keeper.

    2. BIXBY / PATENTED MCH.6.83 Front Click to view photo Base Click to view photo For Sale
      Citron glass (very rare color for Bixby bottles), height 3 7/8", square shaped base that rounds as it goes up to the bulbous shoulder, BIM with smooth base that is embossed "BIXBY" with an oversized "X", the "PATENTED MCH.6.83" is crisp (except for the "3") and is located below the bulbous shoulder, small shallow 1/4" lip chip located on underside of lip, otherwise near mint condition and crude glass, item I#190, For Auction now at eBay.

    3. BIXBY / PATENTED MCH. 6, 83 Click to view photo
      Citron glass (very rare color for Bixby bottles), height 4 1/4", BIM with smooth base that is embossed "BIXBY" with an oversized "X", the "PATENTED MCH. 6, 83" embossing is weak and located on the front, professionally cleaned to excellent condition - just has a small lip chip on back side that has been polished smooth, has a metallic non-radiating potstone embedded in the glass (neat crudity), this bottle was used for shoe polish or ink (paper label told which). Keeper.

  11. BLACKWOOD & Co / LONDON New Click to view photo For Sale
    Aqua green tinted glass, height 2 1/4", 8-panel shaped, BIM with sheared lip, smooth base, item I#228, sparkling mint condition but does have an extra glob of excess glass on rear panel (adds to crudity), For Sale $40.

  12. BLACKWOOD & Co / PATENT / LONDON New Click to view photo Sold
    Light olive green glass, height 2", dome shaped with offset neck, BIM with sheared lip, smooth base, item I#229, near mint condition, SOLD.

  13. Boat Inks
    These bottles are called "boat" inks because of their distinctive shape, but are classified under "Rectangular Ink Bottles" in Covill's book.
    1. Dagger Boat Ink in emerald green Click to view photo Sold
      Deep emerald green glass with amber swirls throughout, three-piece mold, boat shaped ink with dual pen rests on top, has a dagger embossed along one of the pen rests, sheared lip (burst top) where bottle was cut from blow pipe, height 7/8", rectangular smooth base 1 1/2" x 2" with upward rectangular indention, rare color for a boat ink and rarer for it to be embossed, not listed in Covill's Ink Book, probably a "Dagger" brand ink put out by FM & Co in England circa 1890, near mint condition, item I#168, SOLD.

    2. Boat Ink in Cobalt Blue Click to view photo
      Deep cobalt blue glass, three-piece mold, boat shaped ink with dual pen rests on top, sheared lip (burst top) where bottle was cut from blow pipe, height 2", rectangular smooth base 1 1/2" x 2" with upward rectangular indention, rare color for a boat ink, similar to Covill's figure 506, English circa 1890, near mint condition, item I#154, Pending.

    3. Boat Ink in Cobalt Blue Click to view photo Sold
      Light to medium cobalt blue glass, three piece mold, boat shaped ink with dual pen rests on top, height 1 7/8", rectangular smooth base, burst top, English circa 1890, near mint condition with just one small open bubble on base (manufacturing related), item I#196, SOLD.

    4. Boat Ink in Cobalt Blue Click to view photo
      Deep cobalt blue glass, three-piece mold, boat shaped ink with dual pen rests on top, sheared lip (burst top) where bottle was cut from blow pipe, height 2", rectangular smooth base 1 7/8" x 2 1/4" with upward rectangular indention, rare color for a boat ink, also rarer double size, English circa 1890, mint condition, item I#153, Pending.

    5. Boat Ink French emerald green Click to view photo
      Emerald green glass, 3 piece mold with hand tooled lip, boat shaped ink with dual pen rests, height 2 1/8", smooth base double embossed with "62", a rare ink, French circa 1880, near mint condition, item# I58, Keeper.

    6. Boat Ink emerald green Front Click to view photo Side Click to view photo
      Emerald green glass, BIM with tooled lip, French origin circa 1880, boat-shaped ink with single pen rest (rare with just one pen rest), height 2", near mint condition, item# I64, Keeper.

    7. Boat Ink in teal Click to view photo Sold
      Teal blue glass (rare color for boat ink), three-piece mold, boat shaped ink with dual pen rests, sheared lip, height 2", smooth base, English circa 1890, item# I118, SOLD.

  14. BRISTOL'S RECORDER INK / THE BRISTOL CO. WATERBURY CONN. U.S.A. Click to view photo Sold
    Amethyst tinted glass, height 2 1/2", BIM with smooth base and single collar lip, semi-cabin (or "schoolhouse") shape, excellent condition with two dings on left corner of front panel item I#214, SOLD.

  15. Carter's Inks
    See related trade card.
    1. CA / RT / ER / CA / RT / ER cobalt Click to view photo Sold
      Medium cobalt blue glass, height 8", ABM with smooth base embossed "CARTER'S C102", this is the pint size of the Carter's Cathedrals and is much rarer than the common quart size, mint except for polish ding on edge of one of the panels (you have to look hard to see it), item I#231, SOLD

    2. CARTER'S / INDELIBLE / INK Sample New Click to view photo For Sale
      Aqua tinted glass, height 1 5/8", BIM with smooth base and single collar lip, 8 paneled body with embossing on 3 of the panels, embossing is very faint and has been highlighted with white paint (that will wash off), sample inks are a very rare find (only 2nd one of these that I've ever seen), figure 554 in Covill's, item I#213, mint condition, For Sale $40.

    3. CARTER'S Master Ink teal Click to view photo Sold
      Teal blue/green glass (lovely color), height 10", BIM with smooth base and pinched pour lip, lightly cleaned to excellent condition - retains a few light scratches but no chips/cracks, circa 1880s, item I#209, SOLD.

    4. CARTER'S INK Master Ink green label Click to view photo
      Emerald green glass, height 9 5/8", 3 piece mold with pinched pour lip, smooth base with dimple, quart size, 90% of original label which has "July 25th 1871" date, label has been shelached to preserve it, glass is mint, item I#225, Keeper.

    5. CARTER'S INK Master green Click to view photo Sold
      Emerald green glass, height 10", 3-piece mold, pinched pour lip, cylinder shaped master ink, quart size, smooth base with dimple in middle, circa 1870, near mint condition, item I#104. SOLD.

    6. CARTER'S INK Master green New Click to view photo
      Emerald green glass, height 7 3/4", 3-piece mold, pinched pour lip, cylinder shaped master ink, pint size, smooth base with dimple in middle, circa 1870, item I#234, professionally cleaned to excellent condition - has two dings but no chips/cracks, Keeper.

    7. CARTER'S Master Ink yellow Cool Click to view photo
      Yellow glass with a touch of amber (called "straw" color - rare for inks), height 8 1/4", 3-piece mold, pinched pour lip, cylinder shaped master ink, smooth base with dimple in middle, pint size, earliest and hardest to find style of the Carter's inkwells, same as figure 809 in Covill's, near mint condition and sparkling clean, item I#89, Keeper.

    8. CARTER'S Master amber Click to view photo Sold
      Amber glass, height 7 5/8", BIM with smooth base, cylinder shaped master ink, much scarcer than the smaller 6 5/16" size, circa 1880, near mint condition, figure 814 in Covill's, item I#235, SOLD.

    9. CARTER'S Master amber Click to view photo
      See-thru amber glass, height 9 7/8", quart size, BIM with smooth base, cylinder shaped master ink, much rarer than the other sizes of this style Carter's, plus this style has oval pattern encircling above the base, circa 1880, near mint condition, not listed in Covill's, item I#236, Keeper.

    10. CARTER'S Master amber New Click to view photo
      Amber glass, height 10 1/2", quart size, BIM with smooth base, cylinder shaped master ink, near mint condition, item I#300, Keeper.

    11. CARTERS Fountain Ink Side Click to view photo Top Click to view photo
      Clear glass, height 2", BIM with ground lip, fountain style inkwell with 16 panel dome, figure 1300 in Covill's ink book, has full label on top of dome that is only missing a bit of the edges, label reads "CARTER'S MUCILAGE / RESERVOIR", mint condition with just the typical chipping on lip that results from manufacturing process of grinding the lip, item I#159, Keeper.

    12. CARTER'S INK Master cobalt Click to view photo
      Deep cobalt blue glass, height 13 1/4", smooth base, three-piece mold with single collar lip, no embossing but has "Carter's Inks" etched in large letters on the front, believe this may have been a display bottle to help advertise instead of a real master, near mint condition, Keeper.

    13. CARTER Reproduction Ink green Click to view photo
      Emerald green glass, is ABM but mold line has been smoothed out, shaped like a short version of the Carter's cathedral ink, height 2 1/2", octagonal bottom embossed with "WHEATON, N.J." (the WHEATON name confirms this ink is a reproduction), mint condition. Keeping this so collectors can see what a repro ink looks like. Item# I27, Keeper.

    14. CARTER Reproduction Ink red Click to view photo Sold
      Ruby red glass (gold is mixed with glass to make ruby red), is ABM but mold line has been smoothed out, shaped like a short version of the Carter's cathedral ink, height 2 1/2", octagonal bottom embossed with "WHEATON, N.J." (the WHEATON name confirms this ink is a reproduction), mint condition, Item# I115, SOLD. <-- Sold $44 3-15-99 to Suzanne TuggleS2@ten-nash.ten.k12.tn.us -->

  16. Centurian Ink Click to view photo Sold
    Deep green (almost teal) tinted glass, height 6", BIM with smooth lip, cylinder shaped ink with ribs on the shoulder and a Roman Centurian helmet embossed on the front, smooth base embossed "637", item I#169, near mint condition, SOLD.

  17. Cochran Labeled Ink Front Click to view photo Back Click to view photo Sold
    Green tinted glass, height 4", BIM with single collar lip and smooth base that is embossed "11" (only embossing on bottle), has original front and back labels that are 90-95% complete (see PICs), item I#175, SOLD.

  18. Cone Shaped Inks
    1. Cone Shaped Ink w/ Gold Label Click to view photo Sold
      Aqua glass, cone shaped ink, BIM with rounded collar lip, height 2 3/4", smooth base, has original label for "BARNES NATIONAL MUCILAGE / A.S. BARNES & CO. / NEW YORK / PHILADELPHIA", label is black on gold background, label is age stained and 95% intact and completely legible, glass is near mint, item I#189, SOLD.

    2. Cone Shaped Ink w/ Gold Label Click to view photo Sold
      Aqua glass, cone shaped ink, BIM with rounded collar lip, height 2 3/8", smooth base, has original label for "BARNES NATIONAL MUCILAGE / A.S. BARNES & CO. / NEW YORK / CHICAGO", label is red on gold background, label is age stained and 95% intact and completely legible, glass is near mint, item I#194, SOLD.

    3. Cone Shaped Ink Pontil honey amber Click to view photo
      Honey amber glass, cone shaped ink, BIM with rolled lip and tubular pontil base, height 2 3/8", probably Stoddard N.H. Glassworks, circa 1850, shaped like lot 186 in Watt White catalog, cleaned to sparkling near mint condition, item I#105, Keeper.

  19. Cottage Ink w/ rain barrel Click to view photo
    Aqua green tinted glass, BIM with sheared lip, height 2 1/2", rectangular base 2" x 1 1/2", base is embossed "C. CHANDLER / & CO", embossed doors and windows on front, embossed rain barrel (to catch rain water runoff from roof) on right side, entire roof is cross-hatched, indention on back (for pen?), near mint condition, item# I130, Keeper.

  20. Cylinder Inks - Unembossed
    1. Cylinder Ink in Cobalt Blue Click to view photo Sold
      Light to medium cobalt blue glass, BIM with smooth base and burst top, cylinder shape with sloping shoulders, English circa 1890, near mint condition, item I#197, SOLD.

    2. Cylinder Ink cobalt Click to view photo For Sale
      Cobalt blue glass, BIM with sheared lip, height 2 1/4", circular smooth base, cylinder body with sloping shoulders, near mint condition, item I#73, Keeper.

  21. Backwards "D" Cylinder Pontilled Inkwell Side Click to view photo Base Click to view photo Top/Sunlit Click to view photo
    Amber glass, height 1 7/8", cylinder style inkwell with long neck and flared lip, has backwards "D" embossed on the neck, open pontil mark on base, base diameter 2 3/8", excellent condition with some pin-sized shallow open bubbles and light spots of stain but no chips/cracks, not listed in Covill's Ink Book or any of my catalogs, Keeper.


  22. David's Ink
    See matching Davids Ink trade card.
    1. T. DAVIDS & CO / PATd NOV 7th 76 Click to view photo Sold
      Aqua tinted glass, height 1 3/4", BIM with single collar lip and smooth base, cylinder shaped, figure 269 in Covill's, excellent condition with some haze and small 1/8" lip flake but no other damage, item I#198, SOLD.

    2. DAVID'S School House Ink label-only cobalt Click to view photo
      Deep cobalt blue glass, height 2 3/4", BIM with single collar lip and smooth base, square ink with paneled shoulders (typically called a "school house" style ink), has 100% intact red & white label for "DAVIDS / CLASSIC / ANNOUNCEMENT / SLIDE INK / RED / THADDEUS DAVIDS Co / NEW YORK & CHICAGO", similar to Covill's figure 415 which is clear glass, a rare ink in this deep cobalt blue color, item I#191, Pending.

    3. Thaddeus Davids & Co master label green Click to view photo
      Green glass, BIM with pour lip, no embossing but has label for Thaddeus Davids & Co, label is about 80% there and badly stained so only half of the text can be read, height 6 1/2", would be near mint except for base crack that circles half of the base, but still a beautiful colored master ink that presents well, Keeper.

    4. DAVIDS Fountain Ink Click to view photo
      Clear glass, BIM with ground lip, height 2 1/4", smooth base embossed "PAT'D SEP 14 '80", the letters for "DAVIDS" are embossed completely around the dome of this fountain shaped ink, Covill's figure 1301, Watt White Catalog #320 , near mint condition with a few lip flakes (appear to be result of manufacturing when lip was sheared and ground - one flake has been fire polished smooth), item I#80, SOLD.

  23. DERBY / ALL BRITISH Click to view photo Sold
    Aqua tinted glass, height 2 1/4", triangular shaped ink with 3 sides, plain smooth base, original stopper still intact with wax seal, still has about 1/3 of its original blue ink, near mint condition, item I#170, SOLD.

  24. DERBY / ALL BRITISH Front Click to view photo Top Click to view photo Sold
    Aqua tinted glass that looks blue because of ink content stain, height 2 1/4", triangular shaped ink with 3 sides, plain smooth base, original stopper still intact with wax seal but the ink has evaporated, near mint condition, item I#145, SOLD.

  25. DERBY / ALL BRITISH cobalt Click to view photo Sold
    Cobalt blue glass (rare color for this bottle), height 2 1/4", triangular shaped ink with 3 sides, smooth base embossed "P483A", sheared lip, near mint condition, item I#113, SOLD.

  26. Diamond Inks Green Stamp Ink label Click to view photo For Sale
    Aqua tinted glass, height 2 1/2", cylinder shaped, BIM with single collar lip, smooth base embossed with backwards "7" - no other embossing, has gorgeous gold/red/blue label, item I#224, bottle and label and in mint condition, For Sale $55.

  27. Drum-shaped Figural Inkwell Click to view photo
    Clear glass, height 2 1/2", BIM with single collar lip, smooth base embossed "923", body is shaped like a drum with eagle and shield embossed on the front, American circa 1890, near mint condition, item I#114, Keeper.

  28. S.O. DUNBAR / TAUNTON / MASS. Click to view photo
    Aqua tinted glass, height 7 1/4", BIM with crude pour lip, cylinder shaped body with tubular open pontil mark on base, seller further describes it as:
    Samuel Dunbar was one of New England’s most prolific promoters of “fine black ink” and he presided over his Taunton, MA firm for several decades. This pint-sized master (7 1/8”H x 3”D) dates to the early days of Dunbar’s pharmaceutical business and as noted by William Covill, the bottle may also have been utilized for dispensing medicines, bitters, etc. Still, the crudely articulated pour spout would appear to have been specifically designed for ink as it would be a sensible solution to the difficult task of filling smaller, desk bound umbrellas and teakettles. And, though often seen with a smooth base and single taper top, the pontiled Dunbar masters are rarely seen and the grace of the pour spout makes this example especially enticing. Further adding to its allure, the condition of the piece grades “about perfect,” with some light, scattered scratches but no issues of consequence. The piece exhibits BOLD embossing and it will make a notable addition to any grouping of pontiled masters.
    Boy, do Jeff & Holly know how to describe a piece of glass! Condition does grade near mint, item I#219, SOLD.

  29. FAVORITE INK Click to view photo Sold
    Aqua tinted glass, height 2 1/4", BIM with smooth base and single collar lip, cylinder shape, circa 1880s, item I#207, excellent condition with some light stain and a polished ding on the lip, SOLD.

  30. S. FINE BLK. INK green pontil New Front Click to view photo Base Click to view photo
    Forest (medium) green glass (rare color for this bottle that is normally found in light green), height 3", BIM with rolled lip and nice large tubular pontil mark on base, figure 193 in Covill's (page 56), lightly cleaned to near mint condition - just retains a small bit of ground pitting - but no chips/cracks, circa 1850's, item I#230, a beautiful example, Keeper

  31. FM & Co Click to view photo Sold
    Aqua tinted glass, height 2 1/8", BIM with sheared lip, unique bell shape with smooth base, excellent condition with some overall stain but no damage, item I#174, SOLD.

  32. Funnel Ink honey amber Click to view photo Sold
    Honey amber glass, height 1 3/4", funnel-style ink with pontil base, just about mint condition, item I#139, SOLD.

  33. Geometric Blown 3-mold Ink Click to view photo For Sale
    Deep olive green glass, height 1 1/2", 2 1/8" diameter base with open tubular pontil, diamond with diamond pattern around the side, flared lip, can see 3-piece mold lines, similar to Covill/Sullwold 1221, pattern number GIII-29, probably made in Keene, NH. Excellent condition except for naturally occuring glazing around the mouth and a few tiny chips around edge of the flared lip, also some high point wear on base. Item I#33, For Sale $165.

    These geometric inkwells were made from around 1815 to 1840, though a few were made up until 1850. They are usually a deep olive green, although they can vary from amethyst to light blue.

  34. HARRISON'S COLUMBIAN INK cobalt pontil Side Click to view photo Base Click to view photo Top Click to view photo Sold
    Deep cobalt blue glass, height 2", BIM with rolled lip and tubular pontil base, excellent condition with some high point wear on base and two small internal cooling cracks (about 1/4" each and hard to see unless bottle is help up to light), like page 54 Covill's and lot 97 Watt White catalog, circa 1840-50, item I#102, SOLD.

  35. HIGGINS DRAWING INK Click to view photo Sold
    Clear glass, cylinder shaped ink, ABM, height 1 7/8", #284 in Covill's Ink Book, near mint condition, item# I34, SOLD.

  36. HOFFMAN'S CHEMICAL RED CARMINE INK label-only Click to view photo Sold
    Clear glass, height 2¼", BIM with single collar lip and smooth base, square shape with slanted shoulders (also called "school house ink"), has original yellow & red label that covers two panels, no embossing except "W T & CO / 1" on base, poor picture due to glare - label is about perfect condition, still has original cork and 50% original contents: carmine (red) ink, item I#192, SOLD.

  37. HOLLIDGE green Click to view photo For Sale
    Medium green glass (scarce color for ribbed ink), BIM with sheared lip, height 2 1/4", base width 1 5/8", square shaped with ribbing on a 4 sides except for a plain label panel on one side, the embossing is on shoulder above the plain side (rare to find square ribbed ink with embossing), similar Covill's figure 462, item I#201, near mint condition, For Sale $95.

  38. H.G. HOTCHKISS / LYONS N.Y. cobalt Master Click to view photo Sold
    Deep cobalt blue glass, BIM with pinched pour lip, all embossing is on the smooth base, near mint condition, item I#101, SOLD.

  39. J & I E M Click to view photo Sold
    Aqua tinted glass, height 1 3/4", BIM with ground lip and smooth base, turtle (offset dome) ink, excellent condition with no damage but some light stain, item I#163, SOLD.

  40. J & I E M Click to view photo Sold
    Aqua tinted glass, height 1 5/8", BIM with ground lip and smooth base, turtle (offset dome) ink with panels around the base for the embossed lettering, excellent condition with no damage (except lip flake that resulted from manufacturing process of grinding the lip), item I#164, SOLD.

  41. KAOLINE SCARLET LAKE Ink Front Click to view photo Back Click to view photo Sold
    Clear glass, height 3 5/8" (with stopper), 3 piece mold with single collar lip and smooth base, cylinder-shaped label-only, label reads "KAOLINE -or- Liquid Colors for drawing upon tracing linen for the use of Engineers, Architects, surveyors, & c. / GUSTAVE SMITH. / OTTAWA, CANADA / Bottles should be kept well closed." and a diagonal label for "SCARLET LAKE", still has about 1" of original red ink, stopper is stuck (great for me, because if this thing leaked on white carpet ...), label is age stained but fully intact and easily readable, glass is mint, circa 1870s, item I#217, SOLD.

  42. KELLER / DETROIT Click to view photo
    Clear glass, height 2 3/8", BIM with smoothed lip and smooth base, is base-embossed "DETROIT / KELLER", cylinder shaped ink with sloping shoulders, ABM version listed as #291 in Covill's Ink book, near mint condition with just a spot of in-manufacturing roughness on the shoulder, sparkling clean, item I#150, For Sale $10.

  43. MORGAN'S PATENT / JULY 16, 1867 fountain-style Click to view photo For Sale
    Clear glass, height 2", BIM with smooth base and ground lip, fountain style inkwell, circa 1880-90, item I#206, excellent condition with light stain and some manufacturing defects: chipping around the lip from the grinding process (typical to find), For Sale $70.

  44. Morrel Bird Cage Ink Click to view photo For Sale
    Clear glass, BIM with sheared lip, figural ink shaped like a bird cage, "feeders" stick out from base on either side, also has embossed wire cage door, embossed with a single "M" that stands for "Morrel", hard to find figural ink, near mint condition with just a few spots of stain and some natural impurities embedded in the glass (manufacturing related), item I#215, For Sale $125.

  45. Morrel Bird Cage Ink Click to view photo Sold
    Clear glass, BIM with sheared lip, figural ink shaped like a bird cage, "feeders" stick out from base on either side, also has embossed wire cage door, embossed with a single "M" that stands for "Morrel", hard to find figural ink, near mint condition, item I#142, SOLD.

  46. Morrel Boat Ink in green Click to view photo Sold
    Dark emerald green glass, three-piece mold, boat shaped ink with dual pen rests, has "M" logo (for Morrel's) embossed on each shoulder, sheared lip, height 2", smooth base, rare color, item# I129, excellent condition, tried but just can't get photo to show shoulder embossed logo (unless I painted it), SOLD.

  47. Morrel 8-panel Ink in green New Click to view photo For Sale
    Olive green glass, BIM with sheared lip, larger size 8-panel shape, has "M" logo (for Morrel's) embossed on one of the panels, height 3", near mint condition, For Sale $50.

  48. Paneled Inks - Unembossed
    Listed in Covill's book as "Hexagonal, Octagonal, etc."
    1. 12-Panel Ink aqua pontil Front Click to view photo Pontil Base Click to view photo Sold
      Aqua tinted glass, BIMAL with rolled lip, 12 panels around (rare number of panels), nice large open pontil mark on base, height 3", professionally cleaned to excellent condition - still retains some ground wear but no chips/cracks, item I#76, SOLD.

    2. 8-panel Ink w/ stars Click to view photo For Sale
      Aqua tinted glass, height 2 1/4", BIM w/ sheared lip, 8 panels around (octagonal), one panel has 3 6-pointed stars, excellent condition with some light stain and a corner nick, item I#171, For Sale $30.

    3. 8-panel Ink w/ stars Click to view photo For Sale
      Aqua green tinted glass, height 2 1/8", BIM w/ sheared lip, 8 panels around (octagonal), one panel has 3 6-pointed stars, near mint condition, item I#185, For Sale $35.

    4. 8-panel Ink w/ pen indention Click to view photo Sold
      Aqua tinted glass, height 2", BIM with sheared lip and smooth base, 8 panels around (octagonal) with indention in one panel that was used to hold a pen, near mint condition, item I#184, SOLD.

    5. 8-Panel Ink teal Click to view photo For Sale
      Teal blue/green glass (rare color), BIM with sheared (burst top) lip, 8 panels around (octagonal), smooth base, height 3 1/2", rarer large size, base diameter 1 7/8", near mint condition, item I#186, For Sale $35.

    6. 8-Panel Ink emerald Click to view photo For Sale
      Emerald green glass (rare color that did photograph well - looks better in person), BIM with sheared (burst top) lip, 8 panels around (octagonal), smooth base, height 2 1/8", excellent condition with some small rust and scuff marks but no chips/cracks, item I#199, For Sale $30.

    7. 8-Panel Ink emerald green Click to view photo
      Emerald green glass chocked full of seed bubbles, BIM with sheared (burst top) lip, 8 panels around (octagonal), smooth base, height 2 1/4", base diameter 1 1/2", near mint condition, item I#223, For Sale $40.

    8. 8-Panel Ink emerald green Click to view photo
      Emerald green glass full of seed bubbles, BIM with sheared (burst top) lip, 8 panels around (octagonal), smooth base, height 2 1/4", base diameter 1 1/2", near mint condition, item I#57, Keeper.

    9. 8-Panel Ink cobalt blue Click to view photo
      Deep cobalt blue glass, BIM with sheared (burst top) lip, 8 panels around (octagonal), smooth base, height 2 3/4", base diameter 1 5/8", excellent condition with no stain but has two small dings, the chipping on the lip shown in the photo is the result of manufacturing process when the lip was sheared, item I#200, For Sale $40.

    10. 8-Panel Ink cobalt blue Click to view photo
      Deep cobalt blue glass, BIM with sheared (burst top) lip, 8 panels around (octagonal), smooth base, height 2 5/8", base diameter 1 5/8", near mint condition with just some high point wear on the base, item I#157, Keeper.

    11. 8-Panel Ink olive amber Click to view photo
      Olive amber glass (rare color, especially in this larger size), BIM with sheared (burst top) lip, 8 panels around (octagonal), smooth base, height 2 7/8", base diameter 1 3/4", near mint condition near mint condition with just a tiny base flake and shallow open bubble, item I#166, Keeper.

    12. 8-Panel Ink football goal Click to view photo For Sale
      Blue tinted glass, BIM with sheared lip, 8 panels around (octagonal), smooth base with embossed symbol that looks like football goal (see PIC), near mint condition, item I#188, For Sale $20.

  49. POLYGON in cobalt Click to view photo Sold
    Cobalt blue glass, height 2", BIM with tooled lip, square shaped with offset neck and indented pen rest, embossed "POLYGON" on top around neck, smooth base embossed "Rd No 676908", excellent condition with no problems except a small/shallow chip on edge of a top corner, item I#222, very hard to find embossed cobalt inkwells, SOLD.

  50. POLYGON in cobalt Label Click to view photo
    Cobalt blue glass, height 2", BIM with tooled lip, square shaped with offset neck and indented pen rest, embossed "POLYGON" on top around neck, smooth base embossed "Rd No 676908", has original label for JASCOT INDELIBLE INK, also has original stopper and contents, near mint condition with just some excess glass leftover from manufacturing process, very rare with original label and contents, item I#221, SOLD.

  51. SANFORD'S INK
    1. SANFORD'S INKS / ONE QUART / AND LIBRARY PASTE Front Click to view photo Back Click to view photo Sold
      Amber glass, height 9 1/2", ABM with crown top and original cap with built-in pour spout that has working twist off cap, has 100% full original color labels that advertise this as a blue black ink, glass is mint, item I#180, SOLD

    2. SANFORD'S 31 / FIRST and SECOND Click to view photo
      Sanford Inks (2 in the Set), unusual mailbox shaped clear ink bottles, one is embossed on the shoulder "FIRST" (pictured on right) and the other is embossed "SECOND" (pictured on left). Both are embossed "SANFORD'S 31" on the base, each is about 2" tall, cork top tooled lip. The one marked "Second" has a stress crack along the base, otherwise no problems except some haze. Item I#36, Keeper.

      Have learned from John Hinkel shinkel@mail.win.org that these are ink eraser bottles. There were two bottles of solution in an lithographed oval tin. One was the working (1st) and the other a neutralizer (2nd). These bottles were being produced at the turn of the century. Often, in two solution eradicators, one bottle is brown. Suspect that the working solution was bleach, and the neutralizer was baking soda.

  52. SHAWS' / INKS / ARE / THE / BEST Click to view photo
    Aqua glass, BIM with sheared (burst top) lip, 8 panels around (octagonal), embossing is on 5 of the 8 panels, smooth base, height 3", near mint condition, item I#187, For Sale $45.

  53. Shoe Figural Ink Cool Side Click to view photo Top Click to view photo
    Green tinted glass, BIM with sheared lip, very crude bubbly glass, height 3 1/4", length 3 7/8", unembossed figural ink shaped like a shoe, similar to C-727 in Covill's Ink book, English in origin, circa 1880-1890, perfect except for 2 1/8" stress radiations that extend from a potstone, item# I37, Keeper.

  54. SPENCERIAN / STEEL PENS / ARE THE BEST New Click to view photo
    Aqua tinted glass, height 2 3/4", cylinder shaped, BIM with smooth base, excellent condition with light stain but no chips/cracks, rare and unusual ink that is not listed in Covill's book, Lost in Mail - Hoping it will show up!.
    See matching trade card.

  55. Square Inks - Unembossed
    1. Square Ink cobalt blue New Click to view photo Sold
      Deep cobalt blue glass, BIM with sheared lip, English in origin, circa 1880-90, height 2", square shaped ink with smooth base and beveled shoulders, crude thick glass, near mint condition, item I#226, For Sale $45.

    2. Square Ink cobalt blue Click to view photo Sold
      Deep cobalt blue glass, BIM with sheared lip, English in origin, circa 1880, height 2", square shaped ink with smooth base, crude thick glass, near mint condition, item# I59, SOLD.

    3. Square Ribbed Ink yellow amber Click to view photo
      Yellow amber glass (rarest color for this bottle), BIM with sheared lip, English in origin, circa 1880, height 2 1/8", square shaped ink with smooth base, vertical ribbing on 3 sides and dual pen rests on top, lovely and rare color, near mint condition with just one shallow open bubble, item# I165, Keeper.

    4. Square Ribbed Ink green Click to view photo
      Green glass (rare color for this bottle), BIM with sheared lip, English in origin, circa 1880, height 2 1/8", square shaped ink with smooth base, lovely hard to find color, lots of bubbles in glass and a large (non-radiating) potstone on smooth side, all the bubbles made the color look whitish when photographed outside in direct sunlight, near mint condition, item# I183, Pending.

    5. Square Ink green Click to view photo
      Green (almost citron) glass (rare color for this bottle), BIM with sheared lip, English in origin, circa 1880, height 2 1/8", square shaped ink with smooth base, lovely hard to find color, near mint condition, item# I160, Keeper.

    6. Square Ink olive Click to view photo Sold
      Light olive green (w/ gray tint) glass - unusual color, square shaped ink that tapers in slightly from shoulder to base, 3 of the 4 corners are beveled flat while 4th corner is rounded, sheared lip, probably English in origin, circa 1890, near mint condition, item I#38, SOLD.

    7. Square Ribbed Ink Click to view photo For Sale
      Aqua tinted glass, BIM with sheared lip, height 3 1/4" - a large size inkwell, square shaped with ribbing on a 4 sides except for a label panel on one side (this side shown in photo), excellent condition with some light stain and a shallow open bubble, similar Covill's figure 462, item I#117, For Sale $35.

    8. Square Ribbed Ink sapphire blue Click to view photo For Sale
      Light cobalt (or sapphire) blue glass, BIM with sheared lip, height 2 1/8", base width 1 3/4", square shaped with ribbing on a 4 sides except for a plain label panel on one side, similar Covill's figure 462, item I#204, excellent condition with some light spots of rust/wear but no chips/cracks, For Sale $45.

    9. Square Ribbed Ink cobalt blue Click to view photo For Sale
      Deep cobalt blue glass, BIM with sheared lip, height 2 1/4", base width 1 5/8", square shaped with ribbing on a 4 sides except for a plain label panel on one side, similar Covill's figure 462, item I#203, near mint condition, For Sale $65.

    10. Square Ribbed Ink cobalt blue Click to view photo Sold
      Deep cobalt blue glass, BIM with sheared lip, height 2 1/8", base width 1 5/8", square shaped with ribbing on a 4 sides except for a plain label panel on one side, mint condition, similar Covill's figure 462, item I#155, SOLD.

  56. STAFFORDS INKS
    See related trade cards for Staffords Inks.
    1. STAFFORD'S INK teal green Quart Master Click to view photo
      Teal green (almost 7-Up green) glass, BIM with pour spout, heavily whittled neck, smooth circular base, height 8", circa 1870, professionally cleaned to sparkling excellent condition - has no stain and no damage but a some small spots of case wear, item I#94, Keeper.

    2. STAFFORD INK teal blue Click to view photo
      Teal blue glass, height 3", BIM with collar lip and smooth base, cylinder shape, embossing is weak (typical for these), excellent condition with just a light patch of case wear, nice/rare color, item I#182, For Sale $50.

    3. STAFFORDS INK aqua Click to view photo Sold
      Aqua glass, BIMAL with collar top, cylinder shaped, smooth base, height 3", base diameter 2 1/4", excellent condition with some staining, item I#51, SOLD.

  57. STICK / WELL / & CO Click to view photo Click to see Auction
    Aqua blue glass, height 2 7/8", BIM with smooth base and plain finished lip, umbrella style with 8 panels - embossing on 3 of the panels, crude glass, item I#205, figure 1772 in Covill's, near mint condition, For Auction at eBay

  58. Stoneware Master and Inkwell Click to view photo Click to see Auction
    Set of two stoneware inks. 1st is master ink, height 7 3/4", dark brown enamel, pour lip, potters mark reads "58 / DOULTON / LAMBETH", excellent conditon with just a few scuffs to the enamel coating but no chips/cracks. 2nd is pennyfarthing inkwell, height 1 7/8", excellent condition but has small chip near base. Item #I176. Sold by Auction at eBay.

  59. SUNBRIGHT Click to view photo Sold
    Green tinted glass, height 3 1/8", BIM with burst top and smooth base, round waisted with ridges around base and shoulder, found this is not an ink but a whale oil lamp, extremely crude bubbly glass that even has a large undisolved stone embedded in the glass of the neck (no radiations from this stone), a rare ink (never seen this one before) that is probably English in origin, near mint condition, item I#210, SOLD.

  60. EGYPTIAN / TRADE MARK / {Pyramid} / TENEXINE Click to view photo
    Blue tinted glass, height 2 5/8", square shaped with sloping sides (shaped like a pyramid), BIM with smooth base and plain finished lip, excellent condition with some stain/wear but no chips/cracks (good candidate for a professional cleaning, item I#211, Keeper.
    See matching trade card.

  61. Turtle Sunflower Ink Side Click to view photo Top Click to view photo
    Aqua tinted glass, height 1 1/8", BIM with sheared lip, rare sunflower shape, smooth base, circa 1880s, excellent condition with some overall stain but no damage, not listed in Covill's, item I#172, Pending.

  62. Umbrella Inks
    1. Umbrella Ink teal green pontil Front Click to view photo Pontil Base Click to view photo Sold
      Teal green glass, BIM with rolled lip, height 2 5/8", base diameter 2 1/4", large tubular pontil (see photo), excellent condition with stain from being a dug bottle but no chips/cracks, item I#232, SOLD.

    2. Umbrella Ink for Maynard's label-only pontil Click to view photo Sold
      Aqua tinted glass, height 2½", BIM with rolled lip and open pontil base, 8 panels, no embossing, label only 30% intact but what remains is easily legible to tell this is Maynard's black ink, glass is sparkling mint, item I#193, SOLD.

    3. Umbrella Ink amber pontil Click to view photo
      Medium amber glass, BIM with rolled lip, height 2 5/8", base diameter 2 1/4", 8-side with open pontil base, lightly cleaned to near mint condition, crude whittled glass, probably from a New England glasshouse, item I#162, Keeper.

    4. Umbrella Ink aqua pontil Click to view photo Sold
      Aqua tinted glass, BIM with rolled lip, height 2 3/8", octagon base 2 1/8" with large tubular open pontil, professionally cleaned to near mint condition but still retains some light spots of case wear on base, item I#11, SOLD.

  63. UNDERWOOD'S INKS Click to view photo Sold
    Green tinted glass, height 2 3/4", BIM with flared lip and smooth base, cylinder shape with sloping sides, near mint condition with just a bit of case wear, item I#212, SOLD at Oakwood SC6-LI212.

  64. UNDERWOOD'S INKS cobalt pint Click to view photo Sold
    Cobalt blue glass, BIM with pour lip, height 8 1/4", pint size, has neat large bubble in glass under "RW" in embossing, near mint condition, item I#97, SOLD.

  65. UNDERWOOD'S INKS teal blue Click to view photo Sold
    Teal blue glass (or cobalt with saphire greyish blue) that has swirling bands of emerald green (great color), height 10 7/8" (without cap), ABM with ground lip, original metal screw caps - top smaller one embossed "UNDERWOOD'S INK", quart size, smooth base embossed "1147", near mint condition, item I#138, SOLD.

  66. UNION INK Co / SPRINGFIELD / MASS. Front Click to view photo Sold
    Aqua blue glass, height 1 3/4", BIM with single collar lip and smooth base, dome or door-knob shaped ink, excellent condition with no chips/cracks but does have some light patches of haze, very crude glass, circa 1870-80, item I#181, SOLD.

  67. UNIVERSAL BRISTOL'S RECORDER INK / THE BRISTOL CO. WATERBURY CONN. U.S.A. amber New Click to view photo For Sale
    Amber glass, height 2 1/4", BIM with flared lip, smooth base, school house shaped, For Sale $30.

  68. DANIEL WEBSTER'S RECORDER INK - MADE BY - WATERMAN SALEM, MASS. {eagle} Reproduction Ink red Click to view photo
    Ruby red glass (gold is mixed with glass to make ruby red), ABM but hard to see the mold line, square base embossed with "WHEATON, N.J." (the WHEATON name confirms this ink is a reproduction), eagle embossed on one side, mint condition, Item# I116, Keeper.


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