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
General Category History
Category Stationery Items
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 7, Shelf 10
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
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
Place of Origin
Maker Higgens Ink/ Diamond Ink Co.
Date MAR 13,2014
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.