Match Safe


Match safes were designed to hold friction matches. This one, made of metal covered with celluloid, has a photograph of General Meade's Headquarters in Gettysburg on one side, and Maj. General Hancock's statue in Gettysburg on the other.

Date Made: ca 1908

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: Pennsylvania, Gettysburg

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0098.0997Accession Number: 2006.0098Catalog Number: 2006.0098.0997

Object Name: Match Safe

Physical Description: cellulose nitrate (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 cm x 6.7 cm x 3.7 cm; 3/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 7/16 inoverall: 7/16 in x 2 11/16 in x 1 1/2 in; 1.11125 cm x 6.82625 cm x 3.81 cm


Record Id: nmah_1330228

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