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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, has a colored image of Niagara Falls.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Match Safe
Date made
ca1
ca 1908
depicted
Niagara Falls
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 cm x 3.7 cm x 7 cm; 3/8 in x 1 7/16 in x 2 3/4 in
overall: 7/16 in x 1 7/16 in x 2 5/8 in; 1.11125 cm x 3.65125 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.0990
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0990
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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