Rare & Unusual Antique Brass Dairy Can Vesta Case, Match Safe

This is a very sweet rare and unusual Antique Brass Dairy Can Vesta Case, Match Safe. Vesta cases, vesta boxes, or pocket match safes were small portable boxes made in a great variety of forms with snapshut covers to contain vestas (short matches) and keep them dry. This safe has its cylinder insert to hold the matches, the standard brass swing handle, a fixed loop to the back and a large brass mount to the hinge of the lid. Very good condition for its age. There is a small dent on the front and a very small dent on the top. Originally, dairy cans were used on milk delivery trucks selling door to door. Measures: 2 1/4" H x 2 3/4" W s 3 3/4" to top of handle

Item ID: CB49

$265 $214 USD SALE

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Patricia Balhorn, Houston, TX   

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