This is a c. 1889 nickel-plated, Ne Plus Ultra trick opening match safe. The top advertises "J.N. Masters Limited, Estd. 1869, Veracity Watchmakers, Rye, Sussex", the bottom is stamped "Jewellry Watches, Etc., Catalogue Post Free, Fully 20 per cent Below London Prices." One end is marked "Pat. Appl. For." plus "Reg. No. 331425." The patent is number 15,003, issued on July 20, 1889. It approximately 2 x 1 1/2 inches with a striker to one end. Excellent condition with minor wear.
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