Diamond Ink Co. Milwaukee, WI

Sometimes it’s the small innovations that yield great success.  For the Diamond Ink Co. of Milwaukee, WI, that innovation was the square ink bottle.  According to William George Bruce “the Diamond Ink Company was the first to place the square ink bottle, which has become so popular, on the market and this progressive step practically revolutionized the ink business of the world.”

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Diamond Ink Co bottle

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Bottle embossed “Diamond” “Milwaukee”

Excerpt from "History of Milwaukee, City and County", Volume 3 by William George Bruce, 1922.

Excerpt from “History of Milwaukee, City and County”, Volume 3 by William George Bruce, 1922.

Ad for Diamond chemical writing fluid, date unknown.

Ad for Diamond chemical writing fluid, date unknown.

Ad for Diamond Inks and cream paste, date unknown.

Ad for Diamond Inks and cream paste, date unknown.

Ad for Diamond Ink distributor, date unknown.

Ad for Diamond Ink distributor, date unknown.

Ad for Diamond Mucilage.  Date unknown.

Ad for Diamond Mucilage. Date unknown.

1913 advertisement for Diamond Ink, reproduced on a vintage style metal sign.

1913 advertisement for Diamond Ink, reproduced on a vintage style metal sign.

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3 Responses to Diamond Ink Co. Milwaukee, WI

  1. JERRY says:

    Hello, I.was digging in my back yard and found a Milwauke Diamond Ink Co bottle just like the one shown abown above.

  2. Kevin says:

    I found a diamond Inc Circle jar in my backyard looks like hand blown how old is this if he was the innovator of square charge someone please help not much info on the internet about this

  3. I found a diamond ink bottle in my backyard it is circle hand blown if he is the innovator of square bottles how old is this just curious and cannot find any information found one picture on a website anyone please !!!

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