Match Safe


Round-cornered, rectangular case with two-tone gold (yellow and rose) bands across the flat lid and back; blank trapezoidal reserve at one corner of lid. Gold washed interior; both halves are lipped to hold matches in place. Push-tab catch. Lip of lid is struck incuse along top with Gorham trademark (right-facing lion passant in clipped-corner square, anchor in shield, and gothic or Old English "G" in clipped-corner square), "STERLING", "B" and "7247/20", and along left "ART MFG CO. N Y PAT NOV 29-04" in sans serif letters.

Patent Date: ca 19041904-11-29

Retailer: Gorham Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York CityPlace Retailed: United States: Rhode Island, Providence

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Credit Line: Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.2148Catalog Number: 60.2148Accession Number: 200122

Object Name: match safe

Physical Description: silver (overall material)gold (exterior decoration, interior wash material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in; .9525 cm x 6.35 cm x 4.7625 cm


Record Id: nmah_315731

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