Brass Tobacco Snuff Miners Twist Box Bedminster Bristol AntiqueBrass Tobacco Snuff Miners Twist Box Bedminster Bristol AntiqueBrass Tobacco Snuff Miners Twist Box Bedminster Bristol AntiqueBrass Tobacco Snuff Miners Twist Box Bedminster Bristol AntiqueBrass Tobacco Snuff Miners Twist Box Bedminster Bristol Antique

Antique, oval raised and flat top and bottom surface with hinged Brass Miner’s / workman’s twist snuff or tobacco box having primitive punched decorations of consecutive punched ‘S’..esses. encircling and enclosing the following punched text, E.WRING BEDMINSTER 1908 BRISTOL, [ In the English County of Somerset ]. IT measures, 65mm long x 40mm wide x 23mm deep and weighing 66.2gms. this boxes decorations is somewhat primitive and naive in character

The majority of these brass twist / snuff boxes were made for the predominantly male mining workforce who were heavy users of the Twist Tobacco product whilst working underground in a hot, close and clammy, smelly, coal dust ridden atmosphere. Other working groups did however use them as well.

It is made a good strong gauge of sheet brass, capable of many years of pocket and handling wear. Some of these surviving boxes do clearly show much wear use. This box has a good strong working hinge and opens and shuts with a precise movement, shutting with a positive mid – tone ‘’snap’’. Which is a clear indication of its little, if any use. It’s in mint condition. A great collector’s item.

In all , a very nice strong working man’s brass box in excellent mint condition. It’s now 106 years old !!

Item ID: CJB189

Brass Tobacco Snuff Miners Twist Box Bedminster Bristol Antique

$255 USD

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