Match Safe


Match safes were designed to hold friction matches. This one, made of metal covered with celluloid, depicts the “Steamer Maquoit at Littlejohns, Me.” and “The Wanderlust Cousins Ile, Me.” Littlejohns is an island in the Cousins River, near Yarmouth, Maine.

Date Made: ca 1908

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Maine

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0098.0987Accession Number: 2006.0098Catalog Number: 2006.0098.0987

Object Name: Match Safe

Physical Description: cellulose nitrate (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3.8 cm x 7.2 cm; x 1 1/2 in x 2 13/16 inoverall: 7/16 in x 1 1/2 in x 2 7/8 in; 1.11125 cm x 3.81 cm x 7.3025 cm


Record Id: nmah_1330023

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