The Davenport Collection
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Joke matchbox which traps your fingers when you pick it up

Before the match box is placed on the table, the joker folds a spring loaded piece of metal under the box. When the box is picked up this piece of metal flies out from underneath, catching the person’s fingers. Complete with its original box. The manufacturer is not named, but the label and outer sleeve say made in Germany.

Item Details

Size 55 x 35 x 15mm.
Date Probably 1920s or 1930s.
Key Phrases
Ref no N2530