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Wright Flyer Matchsafe, ca. 1905

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1905 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is plated metal, celluloid. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled The Wright Stuff.

This object was donated by Carol B. Brener and Stephen W. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

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


Cite this object as

Wright Flyer Matchsafe, ca. 1905. plated metal, celluloid. Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener. 1978-146-1105.

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