Ink stand, including inkwell and pen holder, glass / silverplated brass, maker unknown, used at the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 19 March 1932
The ink stand consists of a square glass tray with an ornate silver plated railing on three sides. At the open edge are two cradles which form the pen holder. Within the 'fence' is a removeable glass ink well for which there are two locating pins. The ink well sits on a thin metal pad mounted on the tray. Holes have been drilled through the glass to provide an anchorage for the railing and pen cradle posts which are secured by nuts.