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Austrian novelty cigarette box from which cigarettes rise from the top, with music

When activated by the catch on the base, the music starts and the cigarettes rise out of the box. After a short delay, the cigarettes drop back and then the music stops. There are two tunes, which play alternately. This may have been sent to Davenports as a sample because it was found in a stock room. There is no known evidence that Davenports actually sold them.

Item Details

Size Diameter 150mm, height 140mm.
Date 1930s to mid 20th century.
Key Phrases
Ref no N992