Items from the 1940s

Cigarette case

The object is a stylish, slim case designed to hold cigarettes

Beater for carpets and rugs

This wicker hand-held beater is designed to beat dust out of carpets and rugs.



Bobbins used to store sewing thread.

war time cookery book

Wartime Cookery Book

Wartime cookery book containing recipes based on ingredients available during food rationing


A vintage hair brush usually a part of a larger matching set of vanity items for the dressing table


Royal Jamaica Cigars, produced by the Jamaica Tobacco Manufacturing Company.


Bicycle horn/hooter

A bicycle horn/hooter that when squeezed warns pedestrians that a cyclist is present.

model rowing boat

Toy replica rowing boat

Toy replica wooden rowing boat with two oars.

bicycle chain

Dyto Bicycle chain

A single speed replacement bicycle chain with the width and height dimensions of ½ x ⅛ inches

It's That Man Again 2 cassette tapes

I.T.M.A. 2 Cassette Tape Recording

I.T.M.A. - “It’s That Man Again” was a BBC radio comedy series that ran between 1939-1949.

Child's first piano book

Child’s First Piano Book JIBBIDY-F and A-C-E

This first piano book is illustrated to help children/adults to learn to read, write and play music


White metal thimble

A needleworker's thimble in white metal, possibly silver.