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Georgian Tobacco Honesty Box
- This fascinating device is known as an honesty box and dates the early 19th century
- Comprised of a double-hinged lid and two compartments, it was made to serve pipe tobacco
- After inserting a coin, one could open the lid to take an "honest" amount of tobacco for the price
- Crafted of brass, the coveted contraption is a charming relic of a bygone age
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This example stands on turned feet and includes a carrying handle for extra convenience. Many such pieces have been lost to time, so to find an original box in working condition is truly outstanding.
9 1/2" wide x 4 3/4" deep x 7 1/4" high