Friday, October 7, 2016

Black Tin Box with Red and Yellow Roses

This tin box was made in Denmark by the Danish company Ira. They made their last tin box in 1974. Ira was situated in Copenhagen and the designers were primarily Danes, Swedes and Finns. I think the Ira company was only active in the 1960s and early 1970s. It was jointly owned by the British company Metal Box England founded in 1921 and the Danish retail chain C. Schous Factories founded in 1888.

It do not know who made the design, but I think it must be from the early 1960s. This tin box looks nice on the outside with a bit of rust and scratches a tin of this age will inevitably have. On the outside it is decorated with flowers and bumblebees. The inside looks quite worn. The lid closes tight enough and the tin box has no bad odor.

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