Historical information

This object is part of the archives of original objects from the Beechworth Historical Court House. The inkwell was possibly used by the Judge in the court setting and in the Judges Chambers or it may have been used by the Court Clerk.

Significance

This object is part of the archives of original objects from the Beechworth Historical Court House. The Beechworth Historical Court House is the only court house that has remained intact with original furnishings, fittings and documents from the 1989 closure of forty one Court Houses. The inkwell was possibly used by the Judge in the court setting and in the Judges Chambers. It is significant because it demonstrates the method that legal documents were recorded using pen and ink.

Physical description

Grey metal circular base with upright hollow cylinder shape holder with hinged lid. Top surround has 5 holes for pen nibs. Base has two concentric circular indented lines. The cylinder has two sets of doubled indented circular lines. Lid has two circular indented lines. White ceramic inkwell. Three metal pen nibs.

Inscriptions & markings

Ink nibs:
EASTFORD'S
ARGYLE
AUSTRALIA