"Bryant & May's Royal Wax Vestas" Go-to-Bed Matchbox

"Bryant & May's Royal Wax Vestas" Go-to-Bed Matchbox

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Object Name
matchbox, go-to-bed
Other Terms
Match Holder; Fire Making Apparatus
date made
1871 - 1897
maker
Bryant & May
place made
United Kingdom: England, London, Bow
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (container, cover material)
ink (container and cover finish material)
bone or celluloid (vesta holder material)
phosphorus (match heads material)
potassium chlorate (match heads material)
wax (matchsticks material)
cotton (matchsticks material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in; 6.35 cm x 4.7625 cm
ID Number
DL.376783
catalog number
376783
accession number
136485
Credit Line
Gift of Virginia W. Hillyer
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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