- Small, spiral-ribbed, rectangular case with side-hinged lid. Notched, serrated bottom edge for striking matches. Gold-washed interior. Collar is struck incuse on one side with "STERLING" in sans serif letters to left of trademark "C" in a right-facing arrowhead; opposite side is lightly scratched with a series of numbers.
- Maker is probably Carter, Hawkins & Sloan (1876-1902) or Carter, Howe & Co. (1902-1915) of Newark, NJ. Firm began as Pennington, Carter & Doaremus, c. 1841 and underwent multiple partnership and name changes, ending with Carter, Gough & Co. (1915-1922) at the time of its closure; the later companies used the same marks. Manufacturing jewelers; produced fine jewelry for the retail trade.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- match safe
- date made
- after 1850
- 1900 - 1920
- place made
- United States: New Jersey, Newark
- Physical Description
- silver (overall material)
- gold (interior wash material)
- overall: 3/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in;.9525 cm x 5.715 cm x 3.175 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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