Edwardian Silver Vesta Case - Seamless Non-Choke - Engraved Mill House Scene

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO, CHESTER 1908
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A good quality Edwardian silver Vesta Case of rounded rectangular seamless non-choke form with patent turbine striker. The face engraved with a scene depicting a brick built Mill House.

By Sampson Mordan & Co, Chester, 1908

£350.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
48  mm (1.89 inches)
W
38  mm (1.50 inches)
D
12  mm (0.47 inches)
Weight
47.00 Grams (1.51 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
VGZ5
Medium
Silver
Literature
Mordans' seamless non-choke Match Box is described in the contemporary advert as "something quiet different from the ordinary matchbox". The body being made from one piece of silver only, instead of with the soldered gating usual in common designs, gives extra match room and prevents the annoyance of the contents catching beneath the gating and sometimes firing.

Wanklyn's Patent turbine striker, fitted to these boxes, rotates automatically and cleans itself. It can be used equally well in wet or dry weather.