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This cardboard box was used by young Tom Riddle to store his collection of objects stolen from other children at Wool's Orphanage in the 1930s, which included a Lucamelody Blues Special harmonica, a silver thimble, and a red yo-yo. He kept the box hidden in the wardrobe of his room at the orphanage.
Behind the scenes
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Tom Riddle uses a tin to store his collection of stolen items, instead of the cardboard box he uses in the novel.
- The tin used in the film is a Riley's Toffee tin manufactured circa 1950, which make its appearance an anachronism, as the scene in which it is featured is set in 1937. The company that made these sweets was founded in 1907 by brothers Fred Riley and J.H Riley and originally operated out of Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. In 1953, the death of J. H. Riley prompted Fred Riley to sell the company, and Riley's Toffee was thereafter manufactured by a series of different companies before being discontinued in the mid-1990s. The product was revived in 2008 by Freya Sykes, the great-grandniece of the original founders.