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Writing Equipment

Ink & Galls

Ink making kit: oak galls, iron sulphate, gum arabic (crystals, not liquid as shown), cloves, instructions. PLEASE NOTE: Iron sulphate not be handled by minors £15



x20 Oak galls £10



Oak gall ink 50ml £10




Walnut ink 50ml £10




Quills, Pencils & Plummets

Turkey quill (trimmed approx 15cm) £2.50



Goose quill (trimmed approx 15cm) £4



Swan quill (untrimmed approx 30-34cm) £6



Lead pencil, bound with hemp cord £12 SEE NOTE BELOW
Graphite pencil in wooden holder (with push stick, spacer and slate sharpening block- not shown) £15
Lead plummet for ruling £10 SEE NOTE BELOW
Feather brushes, set of 3 (exact profiles will vary) £12
Brass pen (Roman). Based on an example in the Metropolitan Museum. Length c 7.5cm. £20
Brass pen (Roman). Based on an example in the British Museum. Length c8.5cm. £20

Rulers

6 inch ruler (wood type and profile may vary) £5
12 inch ruler (wood type and profile may vary) £10
6 inch ruler with scorched numbers (wood type and profile may vary) £5
12 inch ruler with numbers (wood type and profile may vary) £10

Ink Pots & Wells

Mary Rose style boxwood inkwell £80
Cast pewter inkwell, based on Mary Rose example £62 SOLD
Oak inkwell, lined with beeswax, based on a London find. Approx height 53mm (exc stopper) £32
Small stained boxwood inkwell (Dutch16C source) £34 SOLD OUT
Small glass bottle bound in leather and hung on hemp cord (10ml) £10
Medium glass bottle bound in leather (25ml) £15
Large desktop ink bottle, yew stopper (this is a one-off item) SOLD

Penners

Quill case (approx 150mm) £32 SOLD OUT



oval stamped penner
Quill case - oval form (50mm wide, 180mm high) bearing a Tudor period stamped design, hung on wool cord £62 SOLD OUT
Penner and carved boxwood inkwell £90 SOLD OUT
Stamped penner and carved inkwell (Dutch 16C source) £160 SOLD OUT

Dividers

These cast brass dividers are based on a 15/16Century original pair. Six versions of the lions heads ensure that very few of the dividers will be alike, despite the leg parts being cast. Height 6 inches. £150



Dividers: Made from brass. The following photo is to give an idea of relative scale. They are listed individually below. The 2 smallest are single loop dividers, the centre right use double loops and are made from assembled parts. The centre left (Mary Rose) are now available in cast form.

75mm Roman (Pompeii) £54 SOLD OUT



152mm Tudor (Mary Rose) £84




125mm Dutch £70 SOLD OUT



84mm Dutch 1590-6 £60 SOLD OUT



Sundries

Pounce pot (wood type may vary) £58
Brass pounce holder £62 SOLD
Boxwood seal (shape and size from Mary Rose example) with a simple cross and dots design (appox 55mm) £20
Quill cleaning tool £6



Parchment clip £10



Based on an example recovered from the Mary Rose, this miniature, but full size, gavel measures only 88mm in length and has an ash head and boxwood handle. £10 SOLD
Prayer board (printed on paper and covered by horn) Height 17.5cm £40 SOLD
A to Z board (printed on paper and covered by horn) Height 14.2cm £30

PLEASE NOTE: Lead is poisonous and should be handled with care. It is  provided for demonstration purposes only. It can sealed by coating with a thin layer of clear nail varnish or lacquer for safety. Please dispose of carefully.

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