1918 ADV INK BLOTTER FOR PARSONS & ROBERTSON LTD MECHANICAL ENGINEERS ADELAIDEX1
We have on offer an original 1918 advertising ink blotter for Parsona & Robertson Ltd., Mechanical Engineers, Grenfell St., Adelaide.
Advertisers & manufacturerswere quick to realize that given something as simple & utilitarian as an ink blotter, that by adding their promotional advertising to these items, would greatly assist in the marketing of their products & services. Many of these promotional advertisng blotters were given away with the sale of their products, especially venues such as trade fairs & Royal Agricultural Shows ( especially in Sample ShowBags)in our capital cities & regional areas.
These colourful & interesting ephemeral items are now an anachronism in our modern lives & as such reflect a most interesting & desirablecollectablein a period whenpeople used to WRITE LETTERS using ink wells & dip pens!
The blotter is in good unused condition but has some corner bruising and a little age toning. Given the fragile, ephemeral nature&soft absorbent textures of these productsadvertising blotters are becoming increasingly hard to access on collector’s markets.
Height …..9.9 cms.