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    Posted 11 years ago

    imander
    (42 items)

    another fun find, this is a vesta for matches, i would like to know the correct name for this particular one and i was given an approx age by the seller of 1918 but i am really not sure.

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    1. imander imander, 11 years ago
      hi
      many thanks for the information, can i ask what makes you think that its 1900 or before....
      ian
    2. imander imander, 11 years ago
      ahhh makes sense, thankyou very much
      ian
    3. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 10 years ago
      I love the Multifunctional Lid, that’s an Ingenious design!
    4. imander imander, 10 years ago
      ty shawnl86
      its a really interesting piece.....
    5. matchsaferunner matchsaferunner, 9 years ago
      Hi, This is a trick opening vesta match safe, generally made approx. 1890, these particular ones are interesting as they were passed around a gentlemans club and you would have to work out how to open. So, they lock, and sometimes if you shake them you can hear a small ball bearing inside that has to slot in the right hole so the top can be slid back. I hope this helps. Please join my facebook page - matchsaferunner if you would like to know more about matchsafes, thanks.

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