Chrome plated cigarette case, engine turned art deco design
Chrome plated rectangular cigarette case in an Art Deco engine turned design, with a spring clip and hinged lid.
The inside base has two spring bands to retain the contents.
The cigarette case is by Sylva Chrome in their Emu brand.
Vintage cigarette cases like this are too slim to contain modern commercially produced cigarettes, but they are sought after for the purpose of containing business cards, being of a size that would slip very unobtrusively into a pocket or handbag. Some people also use them as small photograph frames, and they are also very useful for small pieces of paper (perhaps with passwords, important addesses?), cheques or money notes.
This case probably dates to around the 1930s to '50s.
Condition is good. Light surface scratches that you would expect of any vintage item, but hinges, fastener and inside bands in perfect working order.Just some minor plate wear to the top surface, visible on close inspection.
External dimensions are length 10.5 cm/4.25 inches; depth 8 cm/3.25 inches, height when closed 0.8 cm/0.3 inches.
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