this is an early “self-closing inkwell” from Sengbusch still in its original box. It is model No. 60 and dates from the early 1900s. It has “Post Office Department” molded into the glass on the side. It was also intended for this inkwell to be set into a recessed hole drilled into the surface of a wooden desk. Instructions for drilling such a hole are provided. Along with the original box and inkwell, there are also original instructions for use, of the inkwell. A small, sealed envelope that is not labeled is present and contains some small parts. We have no idea what they are and have decided to leave the envelop intact, unopened. The new owner can do as she or he sees fit. The inkwell stands about 3 ¼ inches tall and is a maximum of 3 3/8 inches in diameter. The inkwell is in good condition with some dried ink inside. It could use a good cleaning. There are several very small chips in the glass on the underside. The box measures 3 ½ inches, by 3 ½ inches, by 3 ½ inches. The closing flap is gone from the box, but the remainder of the box is all present. There are quite a few Sengbusch inkwells on the internet, but we did not locate any of this type, No. 60, with or without a box. What a terrific find for anybody who collects writing items, Post Office items, or desk memorabilia.

You can shop with confidence at Sweetpea Cottage. YOUR SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED. If you wish to return your purchase for any reason, we gladly refund your purchase price minus shipping. Within three days of receiving your item, simply notify us by email that you wish to return it. We ask that you then return it to us within five days. After we receive it in original condition, then we will refund the full purchase price minus shipping charges.

ITEM ID
CInkW-1600
COLOR
Black, Brown, Clear
ORIGIN
United States • American
PURPOSE
Inkwells, Inkstands
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Self-Closing Sengbusch Inkstand, No. 60, In Original Box with Instructions, Ca. 1910

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