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Posted 6 years ago


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can you help identify this Heavy amethyst glass ?ashtray. on the bottom it says patent applied for no 235. it looks like a ashtray but i looked and cant find another.

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  1. Knifeguy, 6 years ago
    I believe it's an inkwell. The "blocks" in the well are likely to removed excess ink from the nib of a straight pen. The "channel" across the front if where you lay your pen when not in use.
  2. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 6 years ago
    Yes, Knifeguy is right this is a inkwell. Your patent number is missing some numbers. 235 would put this in the 1830's and this probably dates to the early 1900's.
  3. evensventura evensventura, 6 years ago
    Thank yous to both Knifeguy and rocker-sd for their comments on solving the identification of item submitted for that purpose. Have a great day guys and thanks again.
  4. parrotandpitbull parrotandpitbull, 4 years ago
    Inkwell or not it does make a good ashtray? No? A beautiful color as well. P&P
  5. Imbearly1, 3 years ago
    I looked up your patent number on the USPO website. The patent number 235 on your inkwell shows it was patented on June 14, 1837.

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