The basic idea of using a Tobacco Tin, was to contain and protect a whole host of smaller, valuable or delicate items that might otherwise, if loose within a pouch, fall out and become lost, become damaged in some way or become jumbled up. Also, you can use these great little tins to group together items that you need all in one place, such as in a Tinderbox of other fire lighting kits, needles and thread, Survival gear in fact just about anything that you can think of that will fit inside a tin of this kind. As such, Tobacco Tins are considered by many to be the perfectly sized container, the epitome of the ‘Goldilocks Principle’ in that they are neither too big nor too small, too heavy, too flimsy (being made of Steel). They are just the right size to be comfortable in the hand, hold just the right amount of small items and because they have a rubber gasket in the lid, they are water and air tight (Resistant) and will therefore keep the items placed in them well protected and dry.
The Tobacco Tin was developed over many decades, by the Tobacco industry to be lightweight, easy and cheap to manufacture, yet be tough enough to withstand the rigours of constant daily use. You can sit on them, banged them around, dent them, open them and close them hundreds of times per day, dropped them, kick them around and generally given them a pretty hard time, and yet through all of this they will still protect the delicate items placed within them … to this end they are still manufactured as a ‘Possibles’ tin, although not necessarily for placing tobacco in them.
Please note the contents are not included in this sale.