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Re: [Bottle Collectors] Civil War ink wells/ base embossed

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  • g_hess
    I would agree that most of the burst top inks out there are victorian era from England. Massive amounts of these (and the stoneware ones) have been imported in
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      I would agree that most of the burst top inks out there are victorian
      era from England. Massive amounts of these (and the stoneware ones)
      have been imported in the last 10 years.
      I have found many inks in Civil war camps but only one was a burst
      top. Note : burst top is not the same as sheared lip. A burst top is
      simply broken off the blowpipe with no additional lip treatment. The
      burst top ink I found was from a late war New York camp in Virginia.
      Here is a photo:
      http://users.erols.com/mknapp/ink8side3.JPG
      It has no marking, no pontil mark, and was made in a hinge mold. I
      have not seen any import inks in this umbrella shape.
      Your ink should be easily authenticated since it has a makers mark.


      --- In bottlecollectors@yahoogroups.com, "David Whitten"
      <drw90459@i...> wrote:
      > Charly,
      > I clicked on your link and viewed your photo with no problem.
      Those
      > types of ink bottles are typically of English origin (Great
      Britain) and
      > from what I understand were made from the Civil War era even up
      into the
      > 1920s or 1930s (handblown) in that country.
      > They are being sold as "Civil war era" on ebay, and any individual
      > specimen for sale may or MAY NOT be actually that old, since that
      same
      > basic type with the "sheared lip" was made over a period of many
      years.
      > Don't know what the base embossing means, but probably a glasshouse
      or
      > ink company ID mark.
      > Happy collecting-
      > David
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: "indiana_charly" <musky8@c...>
      > To: bottlecollectors@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 12:44:59 -0000
      > Subject: [Bottle Collectors] Civil War ink wells/ base embossed
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      > > I just bought an old Civil War Ink well. And It has some embossing
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      > > is the first Civil war well i have seen with any embossing. Below
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