This is a 1908 trick opening match safe in the shape of a book. To access matches, the spring loaded spine slides down. The top has complete 1908 sterling Birmingham hallmarks for Mathew Wilcox & Son. The spine and bottom edge are marked "Patent 14194/08." Its approximately 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 inches with a striker to the bottom edge and loop to the top. Excellent condition with a strong lid spring.
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