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Bottle of Pelikan Blue-Black ink

Bottle with a rounded four-sided body that narrows at the neck to a small mouth, which is closed with a black, plastic screw-top. There is a label stuck to the outside with the brand name of the ink.

The Pelikan company was founded in 1838 by the chemist Carl Hornemann. The first school products it produced were paints which were soon followed by inks as complementary material for a couple of essential items for any school-child: the fountain-pen and the inkwell. The large range of bottle shapes and labels used by this company proved a valuable asset in helping them to become known.

23 x 13 x 10 cms 
Glass. Plastic. Paper / Moulded. Typography 
Cultural context:
2nd half of C. 20 
Pelikan (Germany)