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#54 Answer from Kovelskovels.com 2018-08-06 11:09
It's a Victorian blue velvet opera purse. Contains opera glasses, powder, puff, and a mirror.

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#53 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!eKovels 2018-08-05 07:32
Opera Binocularss and small purse section
#52 what's itmawkovin 2018-08-03 13:32
I could you a better picture to help
#51 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!mechram 2018-08-03 10:58
I agree that it's a ladies velvet handbag with a compartment for binoculars/oper a glasses.
#50 Binocular case.evans116 2018-08-02 11:19
Binocular case.
#49 Vintage opera glass case/purseMurl 2018-08-02 09:33
This is a combination purse and opera glass case. Looks like velvet
#48 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!ponyrider1944 2018-08-02 09:30
Usually the old lunch pails (miners/farmers ) were made of metal....this looks like fabric.
#47 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!muttleycrue 2018-08-02 09:13
opera glasses case?
#46 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!flamingopat 2018-08-02 08:52
an evening clutch with opera glasses case
#45 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!basketpam 2018-08-02 08:30
I think its a travel case for ladies. Similar to train cases which came later. Its far too fancy for a lunch carrier for the working class in those days.

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