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Eisenacher Motorenwerk Brass Box*

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Stytlish brass cigar box made by WMF for the east German company Eisenacher Motorenwerk in the early 1950’s.

With a lightly hammered finish to the sides and ends, and the splendid image of an open-topped veteran car and driver in repoussé fashion on the lid, together with the name of the company.

The box is raised on four rounded bun feet and is lined with south American cedarwood in the traditional cigar box manner. Inset into the wood on the underside of the hinged lid is an enamelled metal badge depicting the company logo.

Showing the running ostrich maker’s mark of WMF on the underside and in good overall condition with some surface scratching which we’ve not attempted to polish out.

The box measures a fraction below 18 cm wide by 10 cm deep (the lid is a little over this size) and standing a touch over 6.5 cm high.

EMW, as they were more generally known, had a chequered and interesting history, even entering a solitary Formula One race as a constructor in 1953. The company finally closed in 1991 and part of the original factory is now the Eisenach Car Museum

Ref: 12497

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