Office supply

Object Number: 
2002.1.4694
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
1 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/4 in.
Description: 
A cardboard box covered in multicolored floral print paper with a white paper band applied around the box as a seal printed in green "Joseph Gillott's/ No. 290". On the reverse "Caution/ J.G. regrets to say, certain disreputable Makers have tried to impose upon the Public a spurious article, bearing the mis-spelled name of the Patentee thus 'Gilott' or 'Gillot'. Please observe, All The Genuine Pens Are Marked In Full 'Joseph Gillott'; and every Packet bears a fac-simile of his signature, thus...". Inside are approx. 80 pen nibs.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group