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I’m not a collector of these little tins but more an accumulator of such items. These tins tend to turn up in job lots of tackle bought, found at the bottom of larger old tackle boxes or bags. I’m too young to remember them being available in tackle shops but I’m quite familiar with them being used by more elderly fishermen when I was fishing club matches on the Sussex Ouse, along the Lindfield stretch in the early eighties. I still use these tins for small items of tackle such as swivels and beads, more for nostalgia than for any other reason, as the sliding lid does tend to stick, especially in cold weather!
Those sliding lids aways stuck. And then they’d suddenly open with a tiny screech of tin on tin, and split shot would jump into the grass, never to be found.
The tuesday swim said:
Yes, things were never the same once those round plastic tubs took over.