Match Safe

Match Safe

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Description
Asymmetrical, wavy-sided, rectangular case with side-hinged lid featuring repousse C scrolls and small flowers on front surrounding a raised reserve engraved "Oct 31\st / 1903" in script. Plain, concave back. Serrated bottom edge for striking matches. Gold-washed interior. Front side of collar is struck incuse with the initials "UB" superimposed in an outlined circle and "STERLING 925 FINE" in sans serif letters.
Maker is Unger Bros. of Newark, NJ; in business, 1872-1919.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
match safe
date engraved
1903
inscribed date
1903-10-31
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (interior wash material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in;.9525 cm x 6.985 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2132
catalog number
60.2135
accession number
200122
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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