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4 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Aircorp,  reading the new additions to this thread this morning I suddenly remembered an item in one of my display cabinets that might have been used in a field desk, an inkwell ' Property, Airforce, U.S.Army ' made by ' Esterbrook, Drip-Less, Fountain Well, No 407.  '

 

regards lewis.

 

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That actually would not have been something used in a Field Desk.
 

Both the Field Desk and the Headquarters Desk contained a pair of black Bakelite inkwells, with cork gaskets, that lived in their own built-in holders within the desks. One was of course for the standard Blue-Black writing ink, and the other was for Red writing ink.

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11 hours ago, AirCorpsClerk said:


That actually would not have been something used in a Field Desk.
 

Both the Field Desk and the Headquarters Desk contained a pair of black Bakelite inkwells, with cork gaskets, that lived in their own built-in holders within the desks. One was of course for the standard Blue-Black writing ink, and the other was for Red writing ink.

Yup, the two inkwell bottles with screw tops were kept together in their own little oval slot at the front of the top right side tall drawer, to the rear of which were two long slots for writing implements.

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1 hour ago, Bluehawk said:

Yup, the two inkwell bottles with screw tops were kept together in their own little oval slot at the front of the top right side tall drawer, to the rear of which were two long slots for writing implements.


The implements tray is actually separate from the subsequent tray beneath it which has the inkwell holes bored into it. Most of the Field Desks actually had two individual holes for inkwells as opposed to one ovoid slot.

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