Antique Typewriters

The Martin Howard Collection




The Laughton Color  Pad

The Laughton Color Pad


Patented November 2, 1886

This impressive stamp pad has a beautiful design and wonderful colours.

I received an email from the grandson of Robert Dowling, who told me that "Robert Dowling manufactured The Laughton Color Pad with his second wife, Carrie Laughton Dowling, in Westfield, Massachusetts for many years. Carrie died in 1947. They were still shipping the pads in the late 1940's." - How nice to have a direct link to the past for this wonderful item.