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, is dated 1909, and advertises the Boston shops of Hugh Devine and of S.A.S. Devine, both of which offered domestic and imported wines, choice liquors and cigars.
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Object Name
match safe
date made
Meek Company
place made
United States: Ohio, Coshocton
Associated Place
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
overall: 1 in x 7.5 cm x 4 cm; 2.54 cm x 2 15/16 in x 1 9/16 in
overall: 7/16 in x 2 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 1.11125 cm x 7.3025 cm x 3.81 cm
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accession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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