. Reeves Regal Imperial Ink Powder, ca. 1940s, Canada - Original tin with green and blue paper wrapper label.
This tin of permanent blue black ink powder would make 1 Imperial Quart of ink. Very detailed directions for constituting powder to ink are on the wrapper. There is still ink powder, perhaps they are ink powder chunks inside the tin, when I shake the bottle you can hear them rattling around inside. It looks like the lid to the tin was opened at one point in time, or perhaps attempted to be opened, the lid has some crinkles around the edges from probably a screwdriver blade and it is now firmly in place. Label is in excellent condition. Original price label from Mahon's is on the bottom of tin, in the day it was .35. Powdered ink was always popular in years gone by,
especially during war times when materials were scarce and carrying bottles of ink around was not always convenient or practical. Nice examples in original containers just don't turn up very often. This one is in very good condition.