Rare Unused Stratton Photo Compact 1959 Romantic Gift For Her


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A rare 1959 Stratton Photo Compact in excellent unused condition with all the original accessories - the box, felt pouch, guarantee rosette, original mirror stickers, instruction leaflet, protective clear cover for the locket section, puff & velour edged sifter. 

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This is such a little gem! The lid is adorned with a gilded heart shaped locket. Push the gilt button on the lid to activate the spring loaded catch which opens the locket compartment perfectly every time. The lid surrounding the heart has the most eye-catching & beautiful engine turned design that shimmers in the light.

The Stratton brand is well known for precision engineering & patented designs that stand the test of time, even more than half a century later. The Stratton brand legacy of highly inventive designs that are unique to it all came together in this model to make it both greatly appealing & reliable.

The little puff has the 'Compact-in-Hand' logo in gilt & 'Stratton MADE IN ENGLAND'. The 'Compact-in-Hand' logo indicates that this vintage vanity is fitted with the Stratton patented automatic opening inner lid. Tilt the mirror lid back slightly to activate the opening mechanism and the inner lid opens. This was invented to prevent ladies from damaging their nails.

The 1959 Stratton advertisement describes this model as:

 Stratton Photo Compact in gilt hand engine turned design. Heart lifts to reveal a framed recess for photo and the original leaflet. The frame lifts for insertion of the photo and snaps back into place. Compact fitted with self opening inner lid. 29/6 d.

The underside of the inner lid is satinized and the base is decorated with a fine spiral. The whole item has the feel of a special gift. It would make an ideal love token. All clasps & hinges work perfectly. The mirror gives a good and accurate reflection. Measures 3 inches diameter. Weighs 101.4 grams.

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