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Object ID 001748

Object Name Crescent Alrite Ink

Object Desc Square shaped glass bottle with narrow neck and plastic lid with cork stopper. Paper label around sides and front for Alrite Ink.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002003a-b

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General Category History

Category Stationery Items


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 10

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

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

Title Crescent Alrite Ink

Description Glass bottle, square, with narrow neck. Black, plastic lid with cork stopper attached. Lid is embossed with text "The Crescent Products Company" around sides and image of crescent moon at center. Paper label afixed to bottle sides and front. Black and orange vertical stripes. At front text "Crescent / Alrite / Ink / Blue Black / The Crescent Products Co. / Terre Haute, Indiana". Left and right sides of label have text "For / Fountain Pens / and / General Use". Embossed triangle at bottle of jar.


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Height 2.75

Length 0

Width 2

Depth 2

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions include lid.

Quantity 0



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Maker Crescent Products Company

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Image Caption CMY2003a-b



Date MAR 13,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Lid does not fit tightly in jar, but cannot be removed. Dry ink still inside jar, stained interior. Label is dirty and stained. Faded on front side. On left side of label there is loss at lower left side and the corner is loose. On right side of label there is loss at lower right corner. Light scratches on exterior and interior.