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Posted 5 years ago


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Can someone help me identify this.
I found it in my Mother in Laws attic. Pretty rough condition.
There are two plungers one for dispensing something and one that is a cutter. There are two holes in the fron of the cutter.
I think it is a smoking stand that has a match dispenser.
or possibly a tobacco dispenser.
There is a brass tag that says:
Patent Pending
Anderson & Paterson

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    What is the width inside the dispenser chamber? Does dispensed product fall into the drawer or come down in front of the mirror?
  2. pkaus, 5 years ago
    Inside the chamber is 2 1/4"
    The item would fall down the mirror
    Thanks for helping
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    It has me stumped!
  4. pkaus, 4 years ago
    Yes me too I can't find one or any info on it anywhere.
    Thanks for looking
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Are you in the U S?
  6. pkaus, 4 years ago
    Yes St Louis area
    I may have to take it to a smoke shop or antique store
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    I wondered about your location as I had looked at the U S patents but came up short so it must not have been patented. I thought it could be for dispensing cigarettes, but it appears to be too narrow for that.
  8. pkaus, 4 years ago
    That was my first thought too
    I think it is for dispensing wood matches
    And the cutter is for cutting a newly rolled cigarettes
    The drawer catches the cuts and then can be re-rolled or thrown away
  9. tom61375, 4 years ago
    Did you find out what this is?

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