container (containers); holder (containers); lid (containers)

A tube-like container that is made of four compartments with a lid and a holder. The bottom compartment is cylindrical, with a flat base with concentric circles, two incised bands around mid way up and a screw thread at the top. The next three compartments are cylindrical with a raised band at the base with the negative of the screw thread. They have two incised bands around mid way up and a screw thread at the top. The lid is domed with concentric circles incised leading up to a segment. There is both a negative and positive screw thread, allowing the compartment to screw into the lid and the lid to screw into the holder. The holder is cylindrical with eight lengths connecting two smaller tubes. One of the smaller tubes has a negative screw thread for the lid.

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