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1950s Boxed Stratton Initial Compact Dial Your Own Initial

Regular price £94.00

A 1950s Stratton novelty dial your own initial powder compact. What ever your initial is, it doesn't matter with this mid-century compact. Just insert the key which will turn a disc to display the initial of your choice. The original features are included - presentation box, turning key to change the initials, black felt pouch, puff and sifter. Trust the makers of the Stratton brand to invent such a fun compact. The model they chose in this instance was a 1950s " Scone ". This is one of the earliest dial-an-initial compacts. The lid has particularly beautiful guilloche engraving. All clasps, hinges and the dial mechanism work perfectly.  The mirror gives a clear and accurate reflection. The mirror bezel is signed 'Stratton MADE IN ENGLAND'. The inner lid has a square cartouche which contains the 'Compact-in-Hand' logo and the Stratton signature. This compact is also fitted with a self-opening inner lid. Tilt the mirror lid back to activate this device which ensures that the powder well lid opens with ease. The base is decorated with the fine spiral we see on the mid-century 'Scone' models. Measures 3" and weighs 107.7 grams. 

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This convertible powder compact is suitable for modern loose face powders or as a handbag mirror.

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