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Match Safe

Match Safe

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Match safes were designed to hold friction matches. This one, made of metal covered with celluloid, has a colored image of Niagara Falls.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Match Safe
Date made
ca 1908
Niagara Falls
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
metal (overall material)
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
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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