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Object ID 001765

Object Name Hall's Ink Compound

Object Desc Paper box with label for Hall's Ink Compound. Box is full of dry ink, unopened. Box is red with an off-white label.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002014

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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 Hall's Ink Compound,ink,fountain pens,writing,

Title Hall's Ink Compound

Description Red, paper, rectangular box with paper label around edges. Unopened and containes dry ink. Label at center has red box with text "Halls / Black Ink / G.U. Hall / Abingdon, Illinois". Across the top of the label text, "Halls' Ink Compound / Quarter Gross". At bottom of label there are directions for product. On left side of box and bottom of box there is text "Hall's / Ink Compound / In Black, Purple, Carmine / and Green an Hall's / Bank & No. 1 Steel Pens / Promptly furnished on receipt of price". On right side of box and bottom is text "Ink Bottles / May be ordered in quantity to suit / Wholesale Druggists / Keep in stock one and two / ounce Ink Bottles, both of green and flint glass."


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Height 0.88

Length 0

Width 1.94

Depth 3.06

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Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Maker Hall's Ink Compound

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Image Caption CMY2014



Date MAR 14,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes Edge wear with loss of layers of paper. Red color of box is faded. Paper is dirty and discolored. Brown stains on both label and box. On front side of box there are black spots, edges are very worn and there is fading on left and right sides. On back side of box there are creases along the edges.