September 24, 2015
The Goble Inkwell
You all know, by now, how much I like globe ink bottles, however, that’s not a misspelling in the title. But it is globe-shaped. What I’m talking about here is James D. Goble’s US patent no. 2,088,952 for an “Inkwell”, which is described in the specifications as “spherical, or ball-shaped”, but it could also be characterized as global, or rather globle-shaped.
There’s also Waterman’s globe inkwell, US patent no. 1,762,103, which is probably better described as a Waterman’s fountain pen and globe deskset, or “fountain pen and stand therefor”. But it’s really just a half-globe deskset. It’s not global, it’s hemispherical. It was only available in BHR and Ripple, but it would have been spectacular in all-RHR.
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