It is in worn vintage condition with various paint loss and tarnishing due to it's considerable .The pictorial lid showing 'Nipper' the dog looking into the gramophone is printed in lovely earthy yellow tones and the hinged lid closes nicely.
It measures 1.6 inches (4.1cm) by 1.3 inches (3.3cm). The tin is 0.6 inches (1.5cm) deep.
Circa 20ies-30 ies of 20th centure.
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That iconic image on a miniature tin from Britain - Nipper listening to his master's voice via a gramophone - the vintage precursor to ipods and and all other personal communication devices of wonderment.
Printed on the back is.... "approximately 200 English gramophone needles- the Gramophone Company Limited".
. Apparently 78 rpm records wore out gramophone needles which needed to be replaced after only one or two plays - so a good supply on hand was advantageous. The reference to "half tone" on the lid indicated the size of the needle which determined the volume and tone of the sound - alas, this was the technological reality of the day.
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