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Friction Matches

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Object Name
Object Type
date made
1850 - 1880
place made
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)
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
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Virginia W. Hillyer
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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