This vintage box appears to be from the 50’s. I am judging this from the font on the box and the fact that it is wooden. Doing a search for Rico Clarinet Reeds or boxes all the images are a cello wrapped cardboard box. None of them wood.
So it is for these reasons I estimate the box (which is empty of reeds) to be a vintage 30’s to 50’s. It is made of a very light weight wood (balsa?), and the pictures state clearly how it reads.
A blue sticker mark is on the top and a harden glue like material is stuck on the bottom. Other than that, it is in very good shape. The lid and bottom are joined by a piece of adhesive cloth which acts as a hinge.
From the Rico website: Read the full history of the well known Rico Company http://www.ricoreeds.com/RicoAboutUsHistory.Page?ActiveID=1846
“Everyone knows Rico reeds, and everyone knows that virtually every clarinetist or saxophonist has, at one time or another, played with a Rico reed. But what do we know about the origins of today's largest reed manufacturer and distributor? It all started in France with Joseph Rico in 1928.”.
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