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Object ID 001782

Object Name Carter's Ink bottle

Object Desc Small, square glass bottle with narrow circular neck. On bottom "Carter's" is embossed.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002022

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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,Carter's Ink Company,fountain pens,ink bottles,writing,

Title Carter's Ink bottle

Description Small, square glass bottle with narrow circular neck. Blue ink stains on interior. At bottom of jar is embossed text "Carter's". At center is "No." with a number after that is unreadable.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.38

Length 0

Width 2

Depth 2

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

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Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Carter's Ink Company

Maker Details In 1858, William Carter founded the William Carter Company in Boston, MA. In 1860, Edward Carter, his brother, joined and they changed the company name to William Carter and Bro. Eventually another brother, John H. Carter, and a cousin, John W. Carter, joined the company. In 1872, the entire firm was destroyed in the Great Boston Fire. Following that John W. Carter and James P. Dinsmore purchased the ink division of the company and started Cater, Dinsmore and Company. By 1884, it became the largest ink producer in the work. In 1895, the company incorporated and became the Carter's Ink Company. In 1975, the company was purchased by Dennison Manufacturing Company, now Avery-Dennison.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2022



Date MAR 18,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes No lid to car. Interior of inkwell is stained blue from ink, but no ink left. Surface scratches on interior and exterior. Some bubbles in glass and other manufacturer errors. Accretions from dust on exteriror. Sticky accretions on bottom of jar.