Match Safe


Match safes were designed to hold friction matches. This one, made of metal with celluloid inserts, has the words “RALPH SLAZENGER / 1909-10 / SHERIFF OF LONDON” on one side, and a colored portrait on the other. Ralph Slazenger (1844 – 1910) and his brother made and sold sports wear in London. He served as sheriff in 1909.

Date Made: 1909-19101910

Depicted: Slazenger, Ralph

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0098.1023Accession Number: 2006.0098Catalog Number: 2006.0098.1023

Object Name: Match Safe

Physical Description: metal (overall material)cellulose nitrate (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 cm x 4 cm x 1 cm; 1 15/16 in x 1 9/16 in x 3/8 inoverall: 2 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in x 7/16 in; 6.35 cm x 4.1275 cm x 1.11125 cm


Record Id: nmah_1330385

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