Excellent overall condition with light loss to the original silver finish. Mild patina and light scratching from age. Lid is functional and hinge is tight. Displays very well.
The British Insulated and Helsby Cables LTD name dates to the English firm in 1904. They produced many various industrial related products, however the also produced a various rubber core golf balls.
I’ve found examples of other similar balls they produced, like “The Mersey”, but have not seen an example of the “Imperial”. It appears like the balls of the time it had the bramble pattern of raised dimples