1930s Parker Super Wunup Mystic Box


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1930s Parker Super Wunup Mystic Box Dunhill Cigarette Holder

1930s Parker Super Wunup Mystic Box Dunhill Cigarette Holder Made From Early Cellulose derived White & Black Plastic. It is an unusual patented design in that the cigarettes are both placed in and dispensed from underneath the rectangular holder.

In pretty good condition, there are a few minor surface scratches and blemishes on the case. Made by Parker, Beacon House, 141 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11, and dating to about the 1930s.

Approximate Size: (I believe that the box was originally designed to fit 70mm or 2 3/4″ cigarettes).

  • Internal Base Width: 7.7cm
  • Width: 8.7cm
  • Height: 6.2cm
  • Depth: 5.7cm

A great tobacciana or Early Plastics (cellulose-derived) collector’s item!

Marked on the top with:-

Dowding & Mills Ltd

Birmingham I2

Dowding & Mills Limited were Electrical engineers handling heavy industrial electrical equipment and rewinding of electrical transformers; based in Birmingham, UK. The cigarette holder was probably used at their factory or perhaps given to customers.

Marked on the base as follows:

“WunUp” Mystic Box

Made in England

Pat. No. 488533

The patent dates to 1938 and relates to the mechanism for dispensing the cigarettes.

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Weight 0.51 kg