I recently bought some old jewelry stuff. Miscellaneous hand tools
wire some sheet, just a bunch of stuff.
Among the boxes I found a small steel box an inch and a quarter by
two and one half inches about a quarter inch high. The box is a dark
yellow and has a graphic of an industrial plant on the top.
The script says “Elgin Watch Material”. At the bottom of the cover
it says “manufactured by the Elgin National Watch Co. Elgin, Ill.
Inside are six small rectangular brass boxes with lids that contain
what looks and smells like wax. The wax smells like a crayon and is
the color of paraffin wax.
Any ideas what this is for? I don’t know the age of this find, but
I’d say it’s been around a long time.