An Edwardian Advertising Vesta Case nickel-plated match-safe brass Vesta case with a flip-top and an indented strike strip on the bottom.
The Vesta was produced for Austin and McAslan & Co, in the early 20th century, as a promotion tool, advertising their garden and farm seeds. The sprung flip0top is easily opened with earth-encrusted fingers and thumb. When closed the Vesta was flipped over to reveal the strike pad on the base. The sprung lid always kept the matches safe.
First established in 1717 at the Little Govan Nursery in Glasgow the enterprise grew with offices at 89 Mitchell Street Glasgow and a 50-acre nursery in Cathcart.
The advert is Edwardian displaying the telegraphic address and early telephone number – national1305.T printed sleeve is held by beaded wire top and bottom,
Dimensions: 5.5cm x 3.5cm x 1cm
Condition The Case is in good condition; the advert is rubbed yet easily legible after a hundred years.