Twist box Sold
A very finely engraved nickel twist box, the top inscribed “Rev D A Jones Linn Grove BV County Iowa USA” the interior with makers stamp “Thomas Evans Maker Treherbert” (Treherbert is a village in the Rhondda Valley, South Wales)
Rev Jones is recoreded on the 1905 Iowa state cencus living in Linn Grove
3″ wide x ¾” high x 2″ deep
Twist was a name given for chewing tobacco, many coal miners chewed twist underground as smoking was prohibited. It was thought to help keep the mouth moist in the dusty conditions.