Ink rack

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An ink rack is a furniture that keeps many inks separately.

It is not possible to keep other types of liquids inside an ink rack.

Source

Ink racks have only been found (so far) in the calligraphy shop on Brookless Lane in Ankh-Morpork, near The Tump.

Each is sold for &&&&&&&&&+400000 A$1000.

a mahogany ink rack

The mahogany ink rack is priced at A$1000 and looks like:
This is a tall, spiralling mahogany rack.  Many long, thin glass flutes with rubber stoppers are set vertically into the wooden frame, designed for the storage of ink.  Its base is set on a pivot, allowing the rack to be turned for a full list of its contents.  Its frame and base are left unfinished and could be painted or polished.
All of the glass flutes are empty, waiting to have ink poured into them.

Syntax

To pour ink into the rack.

    pour ink from <vessel> {to|into} <ink rack>                                                                   
    pour <amount> of ink from <vessel> {to|into} <ink rack>                                                       

To pour ink out of the rack.

    pour <type> ink from <ink rack> {to|into} <vessel>                                                            
    pour <amount> of <type> ink from <ink rack> {to|into} <vessel>

Check the quantity of a particular type of ink currently stored in an ink rack.

list <type> inks {in|from} <ink rack>
list balsam inks in rack
There are:
about two ounces of balsam peru-scented ink
in the mahogany ink rack, with a total of one colours.

Check the quantities of ink currently stored in an ink rack.

list inks {in|from} <ink rack>
There are:
about two ounces of deep blue ink, 
about two ounces of balsam peru-scented ink, 
about two ounces of sapient pearwood-scented ink and 
about two ounces of wisteria-scented ink
in the mahogany ink rack, with a total of four colours.

Looking at the rack will list the types of ink inside without the quantities.

You can see deep blue, balsam peru-scented, sapient pearwood-scented and wisteria-scented ink stored within the glass flutes, ready to be poured out.

Additional details

A rack can hold a maximum of 150 different ink colours.

Each flute of a colour can hold up to 6 ounces. research

[The six ounce limit is from memory. I need to double check this. Emily (talk) 15:43, 18 July 2018 (EDT)]

See also