Posted 7 years ago
This is a brass container of some kind. I also have the same item in aluminum.
It is 13 1/2 inche tall and 11 inches wide. The tension on the handle of the lid appears to be a copper spring.
I have had the containers for 25 years, but suspect that they date back to the late 1800's or early 1900's.
Does anyone know what the proper name of this item, what it was used for or when they were made?