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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 and covered with celluloid, advertises the Samuel M. Hall Saloon in Philadelphia.
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Object Name
Match Safe
Date made
ca 1910
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 2 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 3.81 cm x 1.27 cm
overall: 2 11/16 in x 1 9/16 in x 7/16 in; 6.82625 cm x 3.96875 cm x 1.11125 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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