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What is this?

Rectangular, curved top and bottom, featuring raised decoration of biplane in flight over countryside scene with hills, trees, and houses in background; reverse features stylized floral and leaf frame, beneath which is piece of celluloid, and empty reserve. Lid hinged on side. Striker on bottom.

This is a matchsafe from United States. It is dated ca. 1905 and we acquired it in 1978. Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

plated metal, celluloid

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 7 x 3.8 x 1cm (2 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 3/8in.)

It has the following markings

none

This object was donated by Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18493935/ |title=Matchsafe, "Wright Flyer", ca. 1905 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=2 September 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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