Match Safe

Match Safe

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Object Name
match safe
Other Terms
Match Box; Fire Making Apparatus
date made
1890 - 1910
place made
Physical Description
agate (case sides and lid material)
metal, gilt (case mounts material)
phosphorus (match tips material)
potassium chlorate (match tips material)
aspen or pine (matchsticks material)
overall: 5/8 in x 1 1/8 in x 2 in; 1.5875 cm x 2.8575 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Thomas G. Shearman in memory of Elizabeth Stillman
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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