Matchbook Holder

Matchbook Holder

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Description
Spring-hinged, rounded wedge-shaped, rectangular case with a small oval cutout on both sides near the small end. Imitation spot-hammered or planished exterior. Gold washed interior has two retainer bars with small hooks, one in each half. Printed instructions for "SAFETY FIRST MATCH BOX" stored inside. Exterior of one side is struck incuse with trademark "W&H / CO" in a heart outline, "STERLING" and "PAT.APLD.FOR", all in sans serif letters. One of two matchboxes, DL*60.2125A-B.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
holder, matchbook
date made
after 1850
ca 1920
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (interior wash material)
ink (instructions material)
paper (instructions material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 6.35 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2125A
catalog number
60.2125A
accession number
200122
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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