Match Safe


Match safes were designed to hold friction matches. This one, made of metal with a celluloid, plate on one side, has an image of an open car.

Date Made: ca 1900

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Canada

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0098.1618Catalog Number: 2006.0098.1618Accession Number: 2006.0098

Object Name: match safe

Physical Description: cellulose nitrate (label material)ferrous metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6 cm x 5.2 cm x .5 cm; 2 3/8 in x 2 1/16 in x 3/16 inoverall: 2 7/16 in x 2 1/8 in x 1/4 in; 6.19125 cm x 5.3975 cm x .635 cm


Record Id: nmah_1347484

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