VERY Cool! This is an OLD Wooden 20-Hole Cigar Mold! It's from Germany! It comes apart in two pieces. It is Marked & I've provided pictures of each mark.
The markings are embossed INTO the wood.
It is marked with the number "8" & letter "R" and the letters "DRGM" (stands for "Deutsches Reiches Gebrauchs Musterschutz" - meaning protected patented design under the Reich Government, Germany) and "Hart & Hertel No. 17781 Schwetzingen Hei Mannheim" (just fyi: Schwetzingen is a little town located near the city of Mannheim in Germany).
It folds open as pictured. I've sold a few of these old cigar mold/presses through the years. SO many have damage inside because the little "molds" where the cigars go are actually kind of delicate. So I LOVE the fact that the interior of this piece is COMPLETE and in such WONDERFUL condition (I've provided MANY high resolution pictures from all angles).
We haven't carried these very often because most of the ones we've come across were either too damaged (to the point that they look old and boring) OR not marked well (if at ALL). What caught my eye with THIS one is A) the gorgeous warm patina and B) the WONDERFUL MARKINGS ingrained into the wood. The one you see below is the one you will Receive.
Measures 22" long, 3 5/8" deep & 2 3/8" tall. Would make a wonderful stand alone conversation piece!