He probably made it when he and my Nannie first moved into that little house, many years before.
I also had a brass money box he had made out of a WW1 Shell casing, made to hold half crowns, in the days long before decimal. I have used it to hold 50p pieces and now it holds two pound coins. You can't get to your money in a hurry. There is quite a knack to getting the coins out with a knife. I can remember him showing me this as a child....... These are special to me.
I shall show you some pics, there is also a brass tray I fell in love with 30 years ago in an Antiqu shop. It's probably foreign and more than 100 years old. There's also a small icon with a tiny brass plate on the front showing the Virgin Mary. There's quite a story to this as you can see on the picture.
Do you have some tiny treasures that hold special memories for you?