Songster Bronze Gramophone Needle Tin

A vintage, blue and orange, metal gramophone needle tin from the British "Songster" brand, with their silhouetted songbird logo. Second-hand.
Availability: 1 in stock
Stock ID: 1527

What's for sale?

This is a small, metal gramophone needle tin with bold orange and blue graphics from the "Songster" brand. As always, the design features a nightingale, here silhouetted against the moon.

It has the usual wire-hinged lid and would have contained around 100 needles.

The Songster brand was made by J Stead & Co Ltd. from Sheffield, England, who were in operation from the 1920s through to the 1960s.

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In good condition, with the usual wear and paint loss
  • The lid has a small crease indentation which catches the light
  • There are several scratches on the underneath, although  the lettering remains largely readable
  • The wire hinge and lid work

What are the measurements?

  • 1cm high (0.5 inches)
  • 4.5cm width (1.75 inches)
  • 3.5cm depth (1.25 inches)
  • 11 grams

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Item Attributes
Attribute nameAttribute value
MakerJ Stead & Co Ltd
PeriodMid 20th century (1930-1959)