Our weekly collaboration with the What is it? Blog brings us this mysterious object - can you guess what it is for?
Place your guess in the comment section. No prize this week, so you're playing for fame and glory only. Please don't post any URL - let others play.
For more clues, check out the What is it? Blog.Update 1/9/09 - the answer: An Honor Box or English Tavern Tobacco Box from the mid 1800's, it could have been found in a bar where a patron would insert a coin and push the button to open the lid and, on his honor, take out just enough tobacco to fill his pipe.
Congrats to Shrike who guessed right!