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1904

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"Modern Woodmen of America" Matchsafe, patented 1904

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated patented 1904 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is plated brass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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

Its dimensions are

7 x 3.8 x 1 cm (2 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

PAT. JAN.12.1904 stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

"Modern Woodmen of America" Matchsafe, patented 1904; USA; plated brass; 7 x 3.8 x 1 cm (2 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-1070

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