Here is a very interesting item from the 1940s. It is a pocket warmer in the original packaging. The pocket warmer looks like a large cigarette lighter to me! The original Hot Pocket! It has a blue velvet case with a draw string.
The most interesting thing about it is that it is marked Made in Occupied Japan. For several years after WWII, the US controlled Japan. All items that were made during this time were marked with that phrase. The warmer was made in Japan for distribution by the John A Peterson Company.
I don't know if the Pocket Warmer works. It is being sold for display purposes only. The original box that it came in shows wear to the cardboard. The top flap to the box is missing. See photos for details.
An interesting addition to your vintage items collection. It measures 4 inches by 2 1/2 inches by about 3/8 inches thick. The overall dimensions for it inside the original packaging is 4 1/2 inches by 2 7/8 inches by 5/8 inches thick.
Thanks so much and please contact me should you have any questions about this listing. Please also stop by my Etsy store at www.etsy.com/shop/babybantiques to see more of my many wonderful vintage and antique items.
Many blessings to you!
We ask for payment using Paypal or accepted credit cards listed by Etsy. We do not charge taxes on purchases. We do accept cancellations, but since we strive to ship out items within one business day of cleared funds, we will need to hear from you immediately!
We strive to ship out your items that you have purchased within 1 business day of receipt of cleared funds. Sometimes there may be an unforeseen delay but we will contact you if we are not able to ship within 1 day.
We ship using the US Postal service. The services that we use include Parcel Post, Priority Mail, or First Class. We understand that once you have made a purchase that you would like to receive your item as soon as possible, so we will ship using the fastest (but most economical) method.
We do not add any additional fees for shipping and handling. We insure all items that are over $50 US Dollars in value.
We will refund all purchases that arrive damaged, but we do ask for the following:
Contact us immediately if there is a problem.
Send us photos of any item that is damaged in advance of returning the item so that we can discuss the situation.
Buyer pays for the return shipping.
We love what we do, and hope that you love it too! We hope that you enjoy your items that you have purchased from us, and that you will refer us to your friends and family. It is so much fun to find treasures and to be able to share them with others, don't you agree?
Many blessings to you!