Friction Matches

Friction Matches

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Object Name
Other Terms
Matches, Sheet of; Fire Making Apparatus
date made
1909 - 1910
date purchased
1909 - 1910
place made
United States
place purchased
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
phosphorous (match tips material)
potassium chlorate (match tips material)
sulphur (match tips material)
pine (matchsticks material)
overall: 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in;.3175 cm x 3.81 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Roland M. Harper
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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