Two bottles of Recording Instrument Ink


Accession Number: 2016.zoo.45.1-2


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


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


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


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


University of Toronto Zoology Department

  • Donated to UTSIC