Please don't steal our images, yeah?

What is this?

Rectangular, curved corners, featuring incised decoration of male swinging golf club, he wears cap, jacket, knickers, diamond-patterned socks and spats. Lid hinged on side, thumb catch at front. Striker in recessed groove on bottom.

This is a matchsafe from United Kingdom. It is dated 1899–1900 and we acquired it in 1978. Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ This object is currently resting in our storage facility.

Its medium is


Its dimensions are

4.7 x 3.4 x .9 cm (1 7/8 x 1 5/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

Lion passant, date letter "Q" stamped on front lid exterior; JMB, lion passant, Chester town mark, date letter, all stamped on reverse exterior; flower inside oval stamped on bezel.

This object was manufactured by J. Millward Banks

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

A timeline of event horizons

See more stuff from the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Do you have your own photos of this object? Are they online somewhere, like Flickr or Instagram? Or have you created a 3D model of one of our objects in SketchUp or Thingiverse? If so then then tag them with ch:object=18495871 and we will connect ours to yours!

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Golfer Matchsafe, 1899–1900 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=4 August 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

If you would like to tell us more about an object or have found an error in an object record, please fill out this form. Objects that are slated to be on display when the museum re-opens in 2014 are being given priority but all corrections are welcomed!