Two bottles of Recording Instrument Ink

Zoology

Accession Number: 2016.zoo.45.1-2

Instrument Name: Two Bottles of Recording Instrument Ink

Description:

This piece consists of two glass bottles of viscous red ink labelled “Bristol’s Recording Instrument Ink”. The bottles have black metal caps and are approximately half or 1/3 full.

Primary Materials: Glass, Red Ink, Paper

Markings:

On the paper label “Trade mark BRISTOL’S Red manufactured by the Bristol Company Toronto, Ontario”. These bottles are virtually identical, even in their number: “40024″.

Dimensions (cm):

Length = 3.5cm, Width = 3.5, Height = 9.5

Function:

These bottles contain ink that was used to mark scrolling paper on drum-based recording instruments.

Condition:

Good. The bottle is only half full of ink. There is some oxidation and dust on the lid of the bottles.

Manufacturer: Bristol Company, Toronto

Provenance:

University of Toronto Zoology Department

Donated to UTSIC: Yes