Friction Matches

Friction Matches

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Object Name
Other Terms
Matches, Package of; Fire Making Apparatus
date made
19th century
Physical Description
phosphorus (match heads material)
potassium chlorate (match heads material)
aspen or pine (matchsticks material)
paper, wove (box and cover material)
overall: 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in x 2 5/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 3.81 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Herbert R. Collins
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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