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Austrian novelty cigarette box with music and four opening doors

When you press the black button on the top, the music starts and the four doors swing open to allow cigarettes to be taken. After a brief pause, the doors start to close and the music stops when the doors are fully closed. There are two tunes, which play alternately each time the button is pressed. 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 130 x 130 x height 190mm.
Date 1930s to mid 20th century.
Key Phrases
Ref no N991