Pre-internet this would have bene very handy. It's a leather bound English dictionary encased in a smart silver case with a magnifying lens built into the swing-top. An oddity which the Victorians probably loved.
Beautiful, rather complicated looking multi compartment vesta case (with wick for lighting)
Cascading Vesta Case, 1902
Vesta case and cheroot cutter, 1853
Combination tri-color pencil, compass, whistle 2, 1898. Yes I would love to have one.
Double silver whistle, 1917
What a smart design. Looks cool in every position.
Stamp box. I like how this one opens.
Hidden compartment snuff box... what was hidden?
Carpenter's pencil case
A design that still endures today - a folding scissor. Has a ring so can be worn as a pendant.