a great original from New Bohemia signs
cast iron friction fit . shown in diagram E from the 1905 building trades handbook from International Correspondence Schools of scranton PA
Unearthed at jobsite on kearny. What seemed to be an inkwell turned out to be a glue pot. a little on line research and i interpolated that the scant remaining painted label reads ‘diamond mucilage’. probably had a wood and/or cork stopper with brush.