Match Box

Match Box

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Description
Small, rectangular case with pull-out holder featuring low-relief, stamped decoration on top of a four-passenger runabout or open-air car framed by a Nouveau-style border with empty reserve at top left. Reverse-hinged, internal cover automatically flips back when tab at end is pulled, revealing gold washed interior. Inside of interior cover is struck incuse near center "800".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
box, match
date made
early 20th century
ca 1905
place made
Germany
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (interior wash material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in x 2 in; 1.27 cm x 4.1275 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2120
catalog number
60.2120
accession number
200122
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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