Locket-like Pistol Tinder-box (length 1 3/4 in) of

Locket-like Pistol Tinder-box (length 1 3/4 in) of black iron, with pressure-knobs of brass; both valves of open-work pierced; no inlay-work.[Nos 1140-1160 'all belong to an exceedingly well-marked form of the tinder-pistol which is confined entirely to Japan. Externally, most of them bear no resemblance ... to a pistol, ... the mechanism being enclosed in a locket-like box... The locket-case is always of metal ... Inside the box is the pistol action'.]

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Wilkinson Sword Ltd.

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