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trefid2

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I picked up this English sterling box this weekend and have no idea of its intended use. My only thought was possibly for toothpicks. As can be seen in the pictures, it's double hinged and the spine is hollow. The interior is gilt and one side is a bit deeper than the other, the edge near the hinge on both sides are very shallow. Dimensions are 2 3/4", 1 1/2", 3/8", weight is 93 grams, maker is Harrison Brothers & Howson, Sheffield 1881. Any thoughts on the intended use?






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asheland

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It looks chunky and well made... Nice find!

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Polly

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Snuff? Stamps?

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Scott Martin
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Perhaps Golf tees and scoring pencils?

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trefid2

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Scott, I never thought about a sporting angle. I thought about snuff but the box doesn't snap shut for containment and the edge along the hinge on both sides isn't high enough to contain powdery substances.

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