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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 and covered with celluloid, has an image of a nude woman on one side, and an advertisement for The Bar-Keeper’s Friend on the other.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
match safe
date made
after 1906
advertiser
George Wm. Hoffman Company
maker
Whitehead & Hoag Company
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
referenced
United States: Indiana, Indianapolis
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 cm x 4 cm x 1 cm; 2 3/4 in x 1 9/16 in x 3/8 in
overall: 2 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 7/16 in; 6.985 cm x 3.81 cm x 1.11125 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1025
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.1025
subject
Smoking
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Celluloid
Advertising
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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