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All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1900 item #1281962 (stock #PAP-306)
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$180.00
Made circa 1870 as a desk implement, to be rolled over blotting paper that absorbed excess liquid ink (when pen and ink were used). The ferns were printed on paper and glued to the painted wooden roller, then varnished. This example is in excellent condition with tiny signs of use. The rule measures 6-5/8 inches in length.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1900 item #1177981 (stock #PAP-289)
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$180.00
The blunt edges and rounded tip suggest this would be more effective as a page turner rather than for opening letters - but page turners I've owned previously were larger. The fern fronds and ivy leaves printed on sycamore wood are clear and crisp. There is very light wear along the edges but otherwise the condition is excellent. Made in Scotland circa 1870 this piece measures 8-3/4 inches in length.