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Snuff Box - Wood, Old London Bridge, circa 1830s-1870s Object Reg. No: ST 021287

Wooden snuff box reportedly made from a pile of 'Old London Bridge'. Old London Bridge was demolished in 1831.
Snuff box made in the shape of a book with a sliding lid. The surface is decorate with metal rivetts and a copper band on the 'spine'.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1940
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 17.00 mm (Height), 32.00 mm (Width), 70.00 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: woodworking, personal effects, tobacco, snuff boxes
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Substance Use - Snuff
Tertiary Classification: storage
Date Made: circa 1830s-1870s

Snuff box reportedly made using wood from the Old London Bridge which was demolished in 1831

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