Match Safe


Match safes were designed to hold friction matches. This one, made of metal covered with celluloid, promotes Brother William J. Lawson, candidate for State President of Patriot Order Sons of America. This organization, which opposed unrestricted immigration, was established in 1847 and resuscitated in 1868.

Date Made: ca 1910

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0098.0988Accession Number: 2006.0098Catalog Number: 2006.0098.0988

Object Name: Match Safe

Physical Description: cellulose nitrate (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 cm x 4 cm; x 2 3/4 in x 1 9/16 inoverall: 7/16 in x 2 13/16 in x 1 1/2 in; 1.11125 cm x 7.14375 cm x 3.81 cm


Record Id: nmah_1330024

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