Thomas Hope and Sankey Hudson Ltd
Cardboard, ceramic and Bakelite
Box - 360 mm (length); 233 mm (width); 80 mm (height), Each larger ceramic inkwell - 40 mm (height); 45 mm (depth), Each smaller ceramic inkwell - 32 mm (height), Bakelite inkwell - 39 mm (height); 45 mm (depth), Crayon - 83 mm (length)
Place of origin
National Trust Museum of Childhood
A rectangular shaped 'Tidy Box' made from brown cardboard and with a separate lid. On the lid printed in black ink is 'The H.M. Tidy Box' followed by a list of sizes available and manufacturer details. The box contains ninety ceramic ink-wells - seventy three white (five chipped on the edge), six small white with blue ink stains (two chipped on the edge), three dark blue (two chipped on the edge), three pale blue, three small dark blue (all chipped on the edge), two blue and white, one Bakelite ink well and one black crayon with red embroidery thread wound around it. Total number of items is 94.
Makers and roles
Thomas Hope and Sankey Hudson Ltd, maker