A 1950s Stratton novelty dial your own initial powder compact. More compacts. This delightful mid-century compact mirror comes with the original key so that you can dial your own initial. 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 original pouch has the most beautiful embroidery. They are all free of any powder residues. Measures 3" and weighs 107.7 grams.
This convertible powder compact is suitable for modern loose face powders or as a handbag mirror.
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