Match Safe

Match Safe

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Description
Match safes were designed to hold friction matches. This one, made of metal covered with celluloid, depicts the “Steamer Maquoit at Littlejohns, Me.” and “The Wanderlust Cousins Ile, Me.” Littlejohns is an island in the Cousins River, near Yarmouth, Maine.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Match Safe
Date made
ca 1908
place made
United States: Maine
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3.8 cm x 7.2 cm; x 1 1/2 in x 2 13/16 in
overall: 7/16 in x 1 1/2 in x 2 7/8 in; 1.11125 cm x 3.81 cm x 7.3025 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.0987
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0987
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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