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Lot 0008
This Antique 19th C. brass double inkwell was made by William Tonks & Sons and is marked WT&S with open sun. Measures 13 ½” x 7” x 4 ½”. Solid brass and in very good to excellent condition. Has recessed areas on both side for pens.

W. Tonks & Sons, 201, Moseley Street, Birmingham making cast and wrought brass products. William Tonks was a Manufacturer of architectural hardware, art metal ware, campaign metal ware, ecclesiastical metalwork and an early fabricator of decorative patterned tubes. The Tonks family surname is the lists of Birmingham brass founders before the 1800s. William Tonks founded this firm in 1789 (or 1794?). They won gold medals at the 1851 and 1862 Exhibitions in London and in 1855 at Paris. The larger factory in Moseley Street was opened in the early 1860s and most items now found will date from after this time. (By 1869 they had developed the eight-pointed 'sun' trade mark showing two eyes and a mouth. Later the 'WT&S' initials were sometimes inserted instead for the marks on some items but other items had a smaller, empty sun on items designed in the 1900s.

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