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    Senior Member Bottle Master CreekWalker's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    West Tenn.

    Creek Bottom find, Judd Ink Well & how much Debris will Fit in a 1"x1" Hole.

    Walking to a digging site, I spotted this glass object flush in the creek bottom. Dug the little chuck of glass out, with a sharp chisel point, where it had laid for 100 or more years. Realizing, it is a inkwell and not a ink bottle, I checked the base, and discovered it is marked JUDD. Amazingly, this is my first dug inkwell. Afterward, from digging a good soda bottle pit, I brought it home , and dropped it in the soaker. The next day , took a old flexible grapefruit knife , and carefully dug the rock and sand impacted in the little one inch wide by one inch deep well , dumping it in a milk glass pot lid. Really amazed at the Click image for larger version. 

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    amount of debris that deposited, over the years, in the little inkwell. Another grain of sand would not fit in it.Click image for larger version. 

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    Senior Member Bottle Master sandchip's Avatar
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    Sep 2008
    Neat find.

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    The woods North of Spirit Lake, Idaho
    That is a very interesting story. Thanks for sharing.
    Jim S.
    Collect: 1/4 & 1/2 Oz Pharm / Drugs - 1 Oz "Stand Up" Pharms - WAW-WAW anything - Santa Ana, CA & Coeur d' Alene, ID bottles. TRADES available

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    Senior Member Bottle Master RelicRaker's Avatar
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    Cool find.

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    Cool find!

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    Ontario , Canada
    what is a JUDD inkwell , is it some kind of special maker , really not at all familiar with ink wells , never really find them either


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