This is a rare, seldom seen c. 1895 match safe. Its brass in the shape of a violin case with a cigar cutter to one end. The top handle swivels and the hinge design is etched on the side. Its approximately 2 3/4 x 1 inch with a striker to the side. Excellent condition with strong lid springs, the abrasive material is missing from the striker.
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