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interesting snuff box on ebay

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  • miamimarkmiamimark Moderator
    edited June 4 PM
    Found these, not on Ebay, I just didn't want to start a new thread... I don't remember seeing them here before... Found them HERE


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  • JustinJustin Moderator
    Nice. I like brass as a material, but it does need to be handled every day to get that lovely deep patina. If you left one of these in a drawer it would get dull very quickly.
    "Reality," sa molesworth 2, "is so unspeakably sordid it make me shudder."
  • From the web page for the box:

    "Due to its metallic properties, brass alloy containers should not be used to store unprotected food or directly consumable items. Please wrap all such items before storing."

    Is this a genuine concern for snuff?
  • Yes a concern!
  • Best to paint the inside with clear nail polish or other hard finish, and don't forget to do the underside of lid.  Just don't scrap the new finish with a metal spoon. I do like the Best Made tinker box Tinder cat gw ojgldl 
    My knowledge is worthless if not shared and applied . "Joseph McKenna"  
  • I have the flip top case from Ted Cash, as well as the little round lidded case from the same maker.  Very good quality.  Ted Cash makes supplies for black powder.

    I accidentally left some kendal flake in my brass flip top case and it may have permanently stained it.  I can't scratch it off.  I wasn't worried because I usually keep just enough for the days' use - but now I have a little plastic liner in there.




  • AamonAamon Member
    I know brass can be quite bad for food storage, though can someone explain why you would get sick from putting snuff in a brass tin without an enamel or clear coat of sorts?
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