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Superb Vintage Bakelite Joseph Lucas Ltd Cigarette Box, 1930s For Sale
Here on offer is a stylish vintage bakelite
cigarette by Joseph Lucas Ltd, box dating to the 1930.
Lucas a jobless father of six began in the 1850s by selling paraffin from a
barrow cart in Hockley. In 1860 he founded Lucas Industries making household
goods such as scoops and buckets pressed from metal. Moving on to ship and bicycle
lamps in the 1870s. In 1898 the company started to manufacture automotive
electrical components supplying Morris Motors, BSA & Norton. In WWI they
made shells and fuses, as well as equipment for military vehicles. During WW2 Lucas were engaged byRover to work on combustion and
fuel systems for theWhittle jet
Engine project. In 1996, Lucas merged with the American Varity Corporation
to formLucas Varity plc.
This great cigarette box is a simple shallow,
rectangular box that has a simple ribbed design on the hinged lid. The ends of
the box have a subtle curve.
The base has the makers name and other information,
MOULDED IN OUR OWN WORKS
JOSEPH LUCAS LTD. ENGLAND
The cigarette box is
offered in good vintage condition without damage, it measures about 14.1cm by
8.7cm by 5cm and weighs 275g.
Please see my pictures for the details of the condition.
offerding starts at 99p
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ask if you would like me to look at cheaper delivery services.
I am always happy to combine postage, all I ask if
you let me know if you are offerding on more than one item within a few days of
each other. I will pack and weigh the items together and get the best possible
price that I can, sometimes weight or value might dictate that I send multiple
parcels to get a better value for you
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