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
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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End Year Range
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.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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.
Date MAR 18,2014
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.