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Object ID 001745

Object Name Crescent Alrite Ink

Object Desc Square, glass jar with narrow neck. Plastic lid with cork attached. Cardboard box for Crescent Alrite Ink. Orange and black vertical stripes.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002004a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Stationery Items


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 10

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords ink,fountain pens,Alrite Ink brand,Crescent Products Co.,ink bottles,writing,

Title Crescent Alrite Ink

Description Square glass bottle with narrow neck, plastic and cork lid and cardboard box container. A - Paper label covers left and right sides and front of jar. Orange and black vertical stripes. At front text "Crescent / Alrite / Ink / Blue Black / The Crescent Products Co. / Terre Haute, Indiana". On left and right sides in orange square with text "For / Fountain Pens / and / General Use". Dried ink, black, still insides lid, small amount. B- Lid is plastic, black with embossed text around "The Crescent Products Company" with crescent moon at center. Cork stopper attached underneath. C- Box is rectangular, orange and black vertical stripes. Top and bottom lids with text describing product.. At front and back sides has image of two fountain pens crossed with "Blue Black" in banner over them. Text around the image. On left and right sides text "Crescent / Alrite / Ink / Blue Black / For Fountain Pens / & General use / The Crescent Products Co. / Terre Haute, Indiana/ U.S.A."


Approx Collection Date

Height 3

Length 0

Width 2

Depth 2.13

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions are for box. Glass jar is: 2 3/4" H x 1 7/8" W x 1 7/8" D

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Higgens Ink/ Diamond Ink Co.

Maker Details

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Image Caption CMY2004a-c



Date MAR 13,2014

Summary good

Assessor BN

Notes Overall, good condition. A- ink still inside bottle, has stained the interior. Loss of right side of paper label with fraying of paper. Left side of label is loose. Surface wear and scratches. B- Lid cannot be removed from jar because of cork. Light edge wear on plastic. C- Tear at top lid at lower and upper right corners. Front side of box is dented inward from handing. Edge wear and creases. Dirt along lower edge of back side of box. Bottom of box is dirty and statined. On the interior the top flaps for lid are fragile and tears horizontally along creases. "35c" written on left flap at top in black marker. Interior side of left flap has circular stain from ink bottle. Stain at bottom of box from ink bottle.




Date MAR 13,2014

Notes The bottle and the paper label are not for the same product. The Label is for green rubber stamp ink from Diamond Ink Co. The bottle has red ink inside and is for Higgens Ink. Needs to be addressed.