"GEORGE DOWLER'S" wax vesta match tin antique 1860's Birmingham. Embossment reads as follows: George Dowler's Patent Wax Vesta Trademark Warranted". A must have for the antique smoking accessory collector or tobacciana enthusiast.
Box is rectangular shape. Varnished surface. Hinged lid. Manufactured in Birmingham England in 1800's, likely 1860's. Dowler Brass Works was founded in 1776 at 90 - 91 Gt. Charles St and continued until 1866. It moved to a large factory in Aston and burnt down in 1870. George Dowler was the owner during 1860's-1870's.
Box is in good condition with intact hinge and is constructed of folded sheet metal/tin. Lid does not close flush, but does close. Original strike pad. Has scrunched up wax paper inside. Dings and scratches on box, but all in all in excellent condition for its age (please refer to photos).
7.4cm W X 4cm D X 2.2cm H, 31g
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At original time of listing, the following antique tin vestas are also available for purchase: "BELL & BLACK" trademark London England No. 10 and "BLACK & BELL" trademark London England, both late 1800's-early 1900's.