Safety Matches

Safety Matches

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Object Name
matches
Object Type
slow-matches
Other Terms
Matches; Fire Making Apparatus
date made
ca 1896
place made
Sweden
Physical Description
potassium chlorate (match heads material)
wax (matchsticks material)
aspen or pine (matchsticks; box sleeve and tray material)
paper, wove (box sleeve label and tray covering material)
ink (box sleeve label material)
red phosphorus (striking medium material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 5.715 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
DL.175962
catalog number
175962
accession number
31372
Credit Line
Gift of M. F. Savage
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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