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My father smoked. At the time, almost everyone did. He preferred over-sized ashtrays and had one beside his easy chair. However, he was intrigued with little ashtrays, and this is a special brass one of his. It's only 3½ inches long--certainly not very functional, although I do remember him using it once or twice. It's beautifully engraved and special to me because my father loved it and gave it to me.
The marking on the back says, "INDIA" with a number underneath. It's hard to make out. If you can provide any information, I'd love to hear it. These are the best shots I could get.
Maybe you can see the number. To me it looks like "77." That would not be 1977 because he gave it to me in the 1950s.
See the little cigarette impression at the end?