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1940s Velos Shuttle Red Bakelite Office Desk Pen Tidy / Inkwell

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1940s Velos Shuttle Red Bakelite Office Desk Pen Tidy / Inkwell

This Vintage 1940s Velos Shuttle Red Bakelite Office Desk Pen Tidy / Inkwell is an interesting design, and the perfect addition to a vintage office.

Originally designed as a receptacle for ink pens with a removable lid which 'shuttles' backwards and forwards revealing a small hole underneath for a portion of ink. A lovely stylish piece of Art Deco office ware!

Marked under the lid: 

SHUTTLE
Regd no. 767431
Made in England
Marked in the base:
SHUTTLE
Regd no. 767431
Made in England
VELOS
1226

Approximate Size:

  • Inside Diameter:  4 cm
  • External diameter including ribbed edge: 5 cm
  • Height: 2.4 cm

In very good condition with some scuffs and surface blemishes commensurate with age and use. 

Designed by Rees, Pitchford & Co, of 72-74 Victoria Street, London, UK, under the trade name Velos. This short-lived company was best known for its office equipment.

 

 

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