Fill this box up with cigarettes and when you want to offer one to a friend, simply press the small metal knob and a cigarette automatically shoots out. The case is filled with cigarettes by opening up a wooden slide on the side of the case. A patent number is given on the inside of the slide. Made in Japan.
The clockwork music box is activated when the hinged lid is opened to reveal the cigarettes.
When the top roller blind is opened to reveal the cigarettes on the top layer, the lower drawer automatically opens forward to reveal the lower level full of cigarettes. The word FOREIGN is stamped on the base. It was probably made in Japan.
When the roll top lid is opened a small figure rises up holding a cigarette. Cigarettes are loaded into a compartment which is covered with a second roll top. Each time the figure retracts into the box, it is automatically loaded with the next cigarette ready for the next use.
Made in Japan. Each time the lid of the wooden box is opened, a bird emerges holding a cigarette in its beak.
Made in Japan. Each time the lid of the wooden box is opened, a painted sailor pops up holding a cigarette.
When the roll top lid of this box is opened three cigarettes appear from the front of the box. The cigarettes can be taken by guests and when the lid is shut and reopened, three more cigarettes have replaced them. The cigarettes are stored in the box in the inner hopper.