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What is this?

Rectangular, with rounded corners, featuring printed advertisement for Cawston Ostrich Farm. The front displays image of man in tan suit and black bowler hat sitting astride an ostrich, both facing left; below image is the inscription "Cawston Ostrich Farm," "South Pasadena, California." Reverse with image of six ostriches standing before or behind a shrub in an open field, with rail fence and trees in background. Lid hinged at side. Striker in recessed groove on bottom.

This is a matchsafe from United States. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1978. Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

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Its medium is

nickel-plated metal, printed celluloid

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 7 x 4 x 1.1 cm (2 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Printed on celluloid, on side, below hinge: "The Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J."

This object was manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Company

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

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