Signed Marathon vintage early Art Deco sterling silver with 14k rose gold trim cigarette case. Plain highly polished back. Will hold up to 74mm smokes. Measures 3-1/16" x 3-7/8" and weighs 100 grams (64 DWT pennyweights, 3.5 ounces). With a hinged (tight mechanism- excellent condition) cross bar inside. Hallmarked and maker marked "Marathon Sterling 14K" on the hinged clip. In exceptional condition, looks like it was not carried very much- quite a handsome case. Butler swirled interior. Circa 1920 to 1930. Marathon Company- Attelboro, Massachusetts. Founded 1907, incorporated 1922, manufacturing jewelers since 1897. M123C&E
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: any "dark" areas in the images are merely reflections. The case has an extremely reflective surface making it difficult to photograph. TRULY more spectacular in person and "in hand". Can also be used to hold a few business cards, or as a wallet for cash or credit cards like a money clip. The case will hold shorts, hand rolled cheroots, marijuana joints, filter-less cigarettes. Also good to hold rolling papers. The perfect anniversary gift or wedding gifts for the groom and groomsmen. They also make fine birthday and graduation gifts. Great piece of collectible tobacciana!
Will hold up to 74mm smokes. 70mm cigarettes were the original cigarette size and were typically 2 3/4 inches long. These were traditionally filter-less cigarettes and were the dominant size before the popular filtered cigarette started to dominate the market. This size is still very popular with the roll-your-own community, but are less popular from a commercial standpoint. Once the filter tipped cigarette came out in the late 1950's, these started to decline in popularity. By the mid to late 1960's the filter tip cigarette had started to dominate the market, but these were still very popular due to the large amount of people who were used to smoking this size cigarette. These are still widely available, but not very popular in the modern day.