Safety Matches

Safety Matches

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Object Name
Matches
matches
Object Type
slow-matches
Other Terms
Matches; Fire Making Apparatus
date made
ca 1896
place made
Czech Republic: Moravia
Physical Description
potassium chlorate (match heads material)
dye (matchsticks material)
aspen or pine (matchsticks material)
card (box material)
steel (box fastener material)
red phosphorus (striking medium material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in; 1.27 cm x 3.81 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
DL.175959
catalog number
175959
accession number
31372
Credit Line
Gift of M. F. Savage
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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