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    Posted 4 years ago

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    i have no idea what this is. it has a felt on wood base, enameled and gilt metal top, and the rolltop appears to be ivory or maybe enamel as well?

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      I haven't seen one of these since I was a kid. I don't know the official use but my great grandmother put jewelry in it and kept it on her bed stand. She also had a wind up alarm clock with the same roll top.
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      thanks fhrjr2! i am sure that this has a very specific function. i hope that someone is able to tell what that function is/was!
    3. GeodeJem GeodeJem, 4 years ago
      Snuff, Tobacco, smoking related I believe.
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      thank you GeodeJem. i'll keep my eyes peeled.
    5. Phonoboy Phonoboy, 4 years ago
      Roll-top ashtray. 1950s most likely.
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      thank you Phonoboy!

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