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    Posted 4 years ago

    Jfas
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    An old ad from pre 1800. Not sure what it means or the purpose it's like brand new looking people tell me they were used quite often to prevent fires

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    1940's~STANLEY TOOLS~No. 148~TONGUE & GROOVE DOUBLE END MATCH PLANE~NEW IN BOX~
    1940's~STANLEY TOOLS~No. 148~TO...
    $42
    ANTIQUE FAIRCHILD & CO. RUBY JEWELED REPOUSSE STERLING SILVER VESTA MATCH SAFE
    ANTIQUE FAIRCHILD & CO. RUBY JEWELE...
    $67
    Rare & Beautifully Engraved Novelty Solid Silver Vesta Case 1876
    Rare & Beautifully Engraved Novelty...
    $34
    SUPERB RARE ORIG ENGLISH ANTIQUE 1908 STERLING SILVER GOLFING VESTA MATCH CASE
    SUPERB RARE ORIG ENGLISH ANTIQUE 19...
    $38
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    1940's~STANLEY TOOLS~No. 148~TONGUE & GROOVE DOUBLE END MATCH PLANE~NEW IN BOX~
    1940's~STANLEY TOOLS~No. 148~TO...
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    1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      why pre-1800? looks victorian to me.
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      rand drill wasn't formed till 1879 and acquired Imperial in 1907.
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      That looks like a vesta case, for storing matches. Is there a strike plate on the bottom?
      What was used to prevent fires? Doesn't make any sense.

      http://company.ingersollrand.com/ircorp/en/discover-us/our-company/company-history.html
    4. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Looks like a vesta case (match safe) to me too...........that centre part with the advertising is probably celluloid!
      I think the vestas, which were the matches of the day, were known to catch fire spontaniously so Vesta Cases were made......

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