Odd Ink...

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Found this today, never seen anything like it: A60C1698-9E2A-45E3-A9BE-E13B9595EE49.jpegC62C4780-AD8A-4E9F-828A-219746FFB469.jpeg
 

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Wow that's quite the inkwell, never seen one of those before! I assume it was meant to screw into a desk, probably was intended to be refillable. It's got a strangely crude and utilitarian top for a refillable ink though. Maybe intended to have some sort of metal cap?
 

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Wow that's quite the inkwell, never seen one of those before! I assume it was meant to screw into a desk, probably was intended to be refillable. It's got a strangely crude and utilitarian top for a refillable ink though. Maybe intended to have some sort of metal cap?
I must admit it was an educated guess this item is an inkwell. I’ve never heard of inkwells being threaded into desks, but it makes sense. Could it have been corked?
 

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I must admit it was an educated guess this item is an inkwell. I’ve never heard of inkwells being threaded into desks, but it makes sense. Could it have been corked?
It could have been corked but that seems unlikely for an inkwell built into a desk. Those typically had fancier closures and I can't imagine that a bottle designed for a specific desk would be thrown out and replaced. It's also very possible that it isn't an inkwell at all. Maybe an oil bottle for a lamp or something similar?
 

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Too many places for the ink to get stuck in and wasted. I think it’s a one off made from left overs. Frankinbottle . Someone had a bottom middle and top left over from 3 different bottles and made there own bottle . An amateur bottle maker so to speak.
 

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Very odd one for sure. I did find another bottle with the same patent on the base for an F&S. Not sure if this helps but I just focused on the pat. date.
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Thanks RB'y, I did see your bottle listed in my search for bottles of that patent date, yet no image/information of my find was forthcoming from my searching. I must assume this is a one-of-a-kind creation and prepare it for auction at Southeby's... ;)
 

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It could have been corked but that seems unlikely for an inkwell built into a desk. Those typically had fancier closures and I can't imagine that a bottle designed for a specific desk would be thrown out and replaced. It's also very possible that it isn't an inkwell at all. Maybe an oil bottle for a lamp or something similar?

Yes, I think your right - it's not appearing in any inkwell searches I've done.
 

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