"The Luminous Match Safe"

"The Luminous Match Safe"

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Object Name
match safe
Other Terms
Match Safe; Fire Making Apparatus
date made
1881 or later
patent date
place made
United States
place patented
United States: New York, Oyster Bay
place used or place collected
United States: West Virginia, Morgantown
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
paint (exterior decoration; phosphorescent panel material)
glass (phosphorescent panel material)
paper (phosphorescent panel backing material)
metal, white (ball feet material)
overall: 1 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 3 in; 4.445 cm x 8.255 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Walter Hough
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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