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Friction Matches

Friction Matches

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Currently not on view
Object Name
matches
Object Type
slow-matches
date made
1850 - 1880
place made
Germany
Physical Description
phosphorus (match heads material)
potassium chlorate (match heads material)
sulfur (match heads material)
aspen (matchsticks material)
pine (box and cover material)
paint (striking surface material)
grit (striking surface material)
ink (label material)
paper, wove (label material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/8 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 in; 6.0325 cm x 3.81 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
DL.376782
catalog number
376782
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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