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Wobbly matchbox joke

When your target picks up this matchbox from the table, it immediately wobbles in a most surprising manner. The box contains a clockwork motor with an eccentric weight attached. As soon as the box is lifted the motor starts. Note the tiny Davenport demon head trademark and the initials L.D. on the front of the box. The advertisement is from a Davenports catalogue.

Item Details

Size 55 x 35 x 20mm
Date Early to mid 20th century.
Key Phrases
Ref no N2519