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    Posted 4 months ago

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    I've had this one a long time too, there's no telling where and when I first got it -- I just remember always having it, but never having much of a problem to find "stuff" to keep in it...?? ;-) ;-) ;-) :-) :-) :-) It now looks exactly as I remember it always looking, too.

    It is a chrome plated brass box with rounded corners, about 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 3/4". The hinged lid fits snugly and looks like it was once springloaded, a small ridge on its other edge lets a finger easily open its basic catch. The outside plating is mostly intact with a little wear and flaking, the inside was once plated as well but has sustained some corrosion from something that's since been scrubbed out -- I did the scrubbing back then. There are no markings anywhere now on it, and it doesn't look like there ever were any.

    Does anybody else here amongst the Learned Collectors happen to have any idea what it first might have been made for?? Anybody wanna just guess?? What would *YOU* use it for??

    We could make it a GAME -- what's the WEIRDEST thing you could use it for?? <lol>

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 4 months ago
      Looks like a military soap box?
    2. Alfie21 Alfie21, 4 months ago
      It looks to be a pill box. If so, some of those pills may have corroded the inside :-o
    3. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 4 months ago
      Is it the correct size to hold those little papers used to “roll your own” cigarettes?
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 months ago
      I find a good many snuff boxes that look the same.
    5. Alfie21 Alfie21, 4 months ago
      I think dav2no1 is correct... It could be a Military Soap Box.

      https://talesfromthesupplydepot.blog/2016/01/23/soap-dish-and-soap/
    6. Alfie21 Alfie21, 4 months ago
      Another:
      https://worldwarwonders.co.uk/product/2-original-ww2-british-military-issue-soap-tin-dated-1945/
    7. dav2no1 dav2no1, 4 months ago
      His isn't marked? So may be a civilian travel one?
    8. Alfie21 Alfie21, 4 months ago
      dav2no1, Oh, it could be.
    9. Alfie21 Alfie21, 4 months ago
      With no markings, it could be a civilian travel soap box.

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