A tin for May Fly? Worms?

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Fredline
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A tin for May Fly? Worms?

Post by Fredline » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:42 pm

A few people have looked at this very well made tin and have suggested various uses for it. A May fly tin, a worm container, even a hand warmer. So what do you think it was made for?
It is 2.5” x 4.5” x 1”, delicately curved to fit the pocket, with a sliding top and bottom lid covering 2 compartments. You can see the seam a third of the way up the tin which separates the 2 halves.There are no markings or any clue as to its use.
Any ideas?

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If you have no grease with you, and your rings are full of ice, do not cut out the ice with a pen-knife but get your man to put the rings one by one in his mouth, and so to thaw the ice.
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Re: A tin for May Fly? Worms?

Post by Luga00 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:18 pm

Very similar to this...

https://sophieladydeparisboutique.com/l ... ket-warmer

Described as a Victorian coal hand warmer.
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Re: A tin for May Fly? Worms?

Post by Liphook » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:23 pm

The mayfly boxes I've seen in the W of Ireland where they do a lot of 'the live dap' have all been made of wood and much bigger

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Re: A tin for May Fly? Worms?

Post by Pallenpool » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:38 pm

That to me looks like a jacket pocket handwarmer
Or similar.

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Re: A tin for May Fly? Worms?

Post by Fredline » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:57 pm

Luga00 wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:18 pm
Very similar to this...

https://sophieladydeparisboutique.com/l ... ket-warmer

Described as a Victorian coal hand warmer.
Russ
Thanks Russ, the definitive answer. You put hot coal in the hand warmer and put the hand warmer in your pocket. It makes sense. H & S would have a field day with this in the present climate.
If you have no grease with you, and your rings are full of ice, do not cut out the ice with a pen-knife but get your man to put the rings one by one in his mouth, and so to thaw the ice.
John Bickerdyke.

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Re: A tin for May Fly? Worms?

Post by Olly » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:08 pm

We still have charcoal hand warmers and one more dangerous as a TV presenter found out -- was his pipe!!

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