Historical information

This inkwell is part of a collection donated by Mrs. Jean Raper of Wodonga.


This item is from Raper Collection donated to the Wodonga Historical Society by Mrs. Jean Raper.

Physical description

A small inkwell with hinged lid. Inkwells such as these were used by naval officers during World War 1. The mark on the lid has been identified as being of either Austrian or Russian origin. KKA PRIV is an abbeviation for Kaiserlicher Konigslicher Adler Privilig – Imperial Royal Eagle Priviledge. This is said to be the Austro-Hungarian equivalent of ‘By Appointment to Her Majesty’.

Inscriptions & markings

Engraved on inner cover `K.K.A. Priv" with double headed eagle and anchor.