Friction Matches

Friction Matches

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Object Name
Object Type
Other Terms
Matches; Fire Making Apparatus
date made
1881 - 1896
place made
United States: Delaware, Wilmington
Physical Description
phosphorus (match heads material)
potassium chlorate (match heads material)
sulphur (match heads material)
pine (matchsticks material)
card (box sleeve and tray material)
ink (box sleeve labeling material)
glass (striking surface material)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 1 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 3.4925 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Walter Hough
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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