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
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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