Friction Matches

Friction Matches

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Object Name
Object Type
Other Terms
Matches; Fire Making Apparatus
date made
1885 - 1895
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
phosphorus (match tips material)
potassium chlorate (match tips material)
aspen or pine (matchsticks; box sleeve and tray material)
paper, wove (box sleeve label and tray covering material)
ink (box sleeve label material)
glass (striking surface material)
overall: 1 7/8 in x 2 in x 3 in; 4.7625 cm x 5.08 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Virginia W. Hillyer
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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