Match Safe

Match Safe

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Description (Brief)
Metal match safe with hinged lid. The wrap-around plastic label shows an image of a Chickering grand piano on one side, and a Bradbury upright piano on the reverse. The match safe was an advertising piece for Kranz-Smith Piano Co. of Baltimore, Md.
Match safes were designed to hold friction matches. This one, made of metal covered with celluloid, has an image of a Chickering grand piano on one side, and a Bradbury upright on the other.
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Object Name
Match Safe
date made
ca 1906
Kranz-Smith Piano Company
Whitehead & Hoag Company
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 1 cm x 7 cm x 3.7 cm; 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 7/16 in
overall: 7/16 in x 2 13/16 in x 1 1/2 in; 1.11125 cm x 7.14375 cm x 3.81 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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