Early 20th Century "Vickery's Patent Wind Screen Silver Matchbox"

J C Vickery, Birmingham 1915
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An ingenious early 20th century patent silver Vesta Case of rectangular form with sprung hinged opening mechanism and two internal sprung hinged wings to protect a lit match from the wind. The matches stored in a separate hinged compartment, all with silver gilt linings.

By J C Vickery, Birmingham, 1915

An advert from the Illustrated London News of April 17th 1915 described the matchbox "for use in Active Service, Camping, Motoring and for all Sportsman. A light readily obtained in all weathers".

£450.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair and in full working order.
Dimensions
H
51 mm (2.01 inches)
W
40 mm (1.57 inches)
D
12 mm (0.47 inches)
Weight
68.00 Grams (2.19 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
TRS071119K
Medium
Silver