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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.

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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


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

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Wright Flyer Matchsafe, ca. 1905 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=3 August 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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