Item - Vintage Ink Blotter made from the 19th Century teak of the Royal Navy's HMS Ganges (built 1821) after the ship was decommissioned and scraped in 1930 by Lister Wood Craft of England.
The Ink blotter is used by slightly unscrewing the knob on the top and twisting the top piece of wood through 90 degrees, then get a piece of blotting paper to fit over the bottom piece of wood and then screw top back down in its original position. The blotter is now ready to use to keep that writing from smudging (please see all photos).
Maker - Lister Woodcraft of England
Stamps - Plaque Attached to front
Type - Souvenir/Desktop item
Circa - 1930s
Construction - Teak
Country of Origin - England
Dimensions - 4.75" by 2" (2.5" in height)
Weight - 101 gram
Condition - Excellent Used Condition
Other Interesting Points - HMS Ganges was built in Bombay in 1821 and was the last sailing ship to serve as a sea-going flagship....she was also known as Tenedos III, Indus V & Impregnable III. HMS Ganges was eventually broken up in Plymouth in 1930....with the teak being used to produce items such as this lovely little barrel....this is an early example of this type of nautical souvenir as the plaque is subtly placed to the underside...later versions have the plaque to the side.
(Please see all Photos).
POSTAGE & PACKAGING
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|Next Day UK Delivery||£9.00|
|Signed For UK Delivery||£4.00|
|Standard UK Delivery||£3.00|
|Air Mail Europe||£8.00|
|Air Mail Outside Europe||£16.00|