I'm not quite sure when this tin was painted silver and labeled with tall thin hand-painted white letters reading "string," but it looks as if a good many years ago, and certainly seems product of a great depression sensibility, when string saving became a habit. The paper label still stretched across the bottom of the tin suggests it's quite an old one, I believe a tobacco tin. Found in Maine, with twine and a pencil inside, as seems just right. A sweet and satisfying found thing.
4" t x 4 1/4" in diameter and in perfect as found condition. Lid comes off easily and closes tight.