Safety Matches

Date Made: ca 1896

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: AustriaAustria: Vienna state, Vienna

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Credit Line: Gift of M. F. Savage

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.175966Catalog Number: 175966Accession Number: 31372

Object Name: matchesObject Type: slow-matchesOther Terms: Matches; Fire Making Apparatus

Physical Description: potassium chlorate (match heads material)sulphur (match heads material)aluminum (match heads material)aspen or pine (matchsticks; box sleeve and tray material)dye (matchsticks material)paper, wove (box sleeve and tray covering material)ink (box sleeve label material)red phosphorus (striking medium material)Measurements: overall: 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in; 1.905 cm x 3.81 cm x 5.715 cm


Record Id: nmah_308665

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