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Huntley Palmers Figural Biscuit Tin - Field Glasses Binocular Case - Reg 462687 1907
A nice old Huntley Palmers biscuit tin made in the form of case to hold field glasses (binoculars). Made from 1907-1910. The Registry number is 662,687.
Measures approximately 7" wide, 3 5/8" deep and 5 5/8" tall (7" to top of handle). Tapers to a 5 3/8" by 2 1/2" base.
Painted in an ochre color with a texture replicating pig skin. A darker tan 'leather' strap holds it closed. The handle is hinged and folds flat. Referred to as a 'tin' but the material is actually formed sheet steel.
The condition is fairly nice but it is not without flaws in the form of scratching and oxidation on the lid. There appears to be a name (Robert?) etched onto the front surface which does not show up well in the main photo and can be better seen in the last. The interior which was probably once shiny tin is now an overall gray color. One of the brackets that would hold a strap is missing. One side and bottom remain. There is one shallow dent where a scratch is particularly deep but no overall disfiguration or dents although it does close with a small amount of difficulty. Notice where the paint is missing around the top edge where the lid rubs when opening and closing.
A fairly nice example of this nice old tin and priced according to condition.
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