Match Safe


Match safes were designed to hold friction matches. This one, made of metal covered with celluloid, advertises the Vacuum Oil Co.

Date Made: ca 1910

Maker: Whitehead & Hoag CompanyVacuum Oil Company

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0098.0991Accession Number: 2006.0098Catalog Number: 2006.0098.0991

Object Name: Match Safe

Physical Description: cellulose nitrate (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 cm x 7 cm x 3.8 cm; 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 1/2 inoverall: 7/16 in x 1 9/16 in x 2 3/4 in; 1.11125 cm x 3.96875 cm x 6.985 cm


Record Id: nmah_1330222

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