The husband found this in his parents basement. Neither of us smokes. But it was so over the top I had to have it.
Evidently, the hostess would fill each compartment with guest cigarettes into the six compartments (filtered, unfiltered, menthol and three pockets for generic party cigarettes in bright colors with spun gold filters for that festive look), wound up the music box and then guests would press the button, the doors swung open to dainty music, the cigarette of choice was selected and then the doors shut automatically.
How veddy, veddy, civilized.
Also posted to you tube by yours truly, September 4, 2009