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These are two 1909 magazine advertisements for Higgins Eternal Ink and Higgins Office Paste made by Chas. M. Higgins & Co., Brooklyn, NY
-- Charles M. Higgins began his ink business about 1880. His first ink was Higgin's India ink. By 1888, prominent periodicals such as Harper's Weekly were being drawn using Higgin's Liquid India Ink. His initial success was in the Art World, where various publications recommended his drawing and waterproof inks. His success allowed him to advertise widely as he expanded his line of products to include laundry ink, Higgins Indelible Ink and a vegetable mucilage, not a starch or flour based product like other companies were making but a new chemical discovery. Patent registrations flowed like his ink beginning in the 1880s and continued into the 20th century. By the turn of the century, he had offices in New York, Chicago and London with his products selling world-wide. Chas. M. Higgins died in 1929 and his son Tracy took command of the business.