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Penny-in-the-Slot Tobacco Dispenser

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A penny-in-the-slot tobacco dispenser often referred to as an honesty or honour box on account of the trust bestowed upon the smoker that they will fill only their pipe-bowl with tobacco and not their pockets! 

 

This one stamped by the maker, Rich, Patentee Bridgewater and to one lid RICH'S PATENT beneath a Royal Coat of Arms, to the other id is the number 13899.

 

English circa 1830. 

 

w:9.1/4 in x d:4 5/8 in x h:7 in

 

Item Code: 2930

£ 1350

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