Here is a darling vintage compact dating from the 1940s.
The compact is finished in a shiny gold-color, and features really pretty decorative engine turning and stamped floral embellishments.
It opens to reveal a mirror with a lovely beveled edge on the underside of the side. A smaller hinged lid on the inside can then be lifted to show the power reservoir. It even comes with its original salmon-pink puff!
A little sheet of paper under the puff includes the Kotler & Kopit address in Pawtucket, Rhode Island you could write to should you need to replace it. The card is stamped with the shade-number of the original powder that came in this compact.
There is a small maker's mark on the lip of the interior of the compact that reads Patent 1802796, "Made in U.S.A.". This number pertained to the nifty "fastener catch" that keeps the compact from popping open.
There is a small spot of tarnish on the top of the lid, though it is barely noticeable. We did not attempt to clean the area, but a skilled crafts person could take a stab at it with a tarnish cleaner.
Overall, the compact remains in very good vintage condition. Best of all, it comes in its original felt pouch (to keep it from scratching). The pouch bears the Kotler & Kopit logo in deep blue.
Measurements: Compact: 2 ½" tall, 2 ¼" wide, ½" deep Pouch: 3" tall, 2 ¾" wide Total weight: 75.6 grams (2.67 oz)