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J. Seymour Lindsay explains that there were two types of metal tobacco box: ‘those of a convenient size and weight for the pocket, and those for table use, the prototype of a modern tobacco jar; the latter were made in lead painted, and, in lesser numbers, in cast iron, pewter and brass. Inside was a press which kept the tobacco compact and free from air.’ (J. Seymour Lindsay, 'Iron and Brass Implements of the English House', (Alec Tiranti, London, 1970), p.68). Lindsay comments that: ‘metal objects owing their origin exclusively to the use of tobacco, are not to be found in great variety, but are none the less interesting, and show in their manufacture much ingenuity and fine workmanship’ (p.67).
|Height||23.00 cm||(9.06 inches)|
|Width||12.00 cm||(4.72 inches)|
|Depth||11.50 cm||(4.53 inches)|
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