Fly? This won’t - unless you chuck it through the
window. It is a vintage (whatever that
means) brassy vesta (that’s matches to the uninitiated) case. In the olden days before the invention of the
safety variety you could strike a light by rubbing your match against any old
abrasive surface. See the underside of
the wings for said surface… and there you will also find a registration number:
939428. (Seconds on Google found that this number refers to a black
close-coupled toilet available only in the USA…. but we digress)
fly has been much admired in our office where it has developed a penchant for
cake… And it got really cross when we turned it upside-down for our final photo.
3½ inches long.
brass or some such metal