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ARTIFACT: This is a Pre-Prohibition promotional pocket match safe from Pabst Brewing Co. The pocket safe was used to help workers store matches easily, so they always had a way to light their cigarettes. The bottom of the safe is serrated to allow the owner to strike the match.
VINTAGE: Circa 1980's-90's
SIZE: Approximately 2-7/8" x 1-5/8" x ½
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Nickel Plated Brass
ATTACHMENT: Button lock and hinge.
MARKINGS: Obverse: "PAPST BREWING CO. MILWWAUKEE WIS. U.S.A. Reverse: "B. TRADE MARK.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a beer advertizing collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VCEX16 LHEX01/17
CONDITION: 7(Very Fine): The match safe has had some use and wear over the years. Some of the nickel plating has worn off
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.