"Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks" Matchsafe, patented 1899
This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Simons Bros. & Company. It is dated patented 1899 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver, enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Its dimensions are
6.1 x 4 x 1.7 cm (2 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 11/16 in. )
It has the following markings
PAT. NOV. 14_99 stamped on front bezel. Maker's mark (gothic-style S in sheild) STERLING 1550 all stamped on reverse bezel.
Cite this object as
"Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks" Matchsafe, patented 1899; Manufactured by Simons Bros. & Company ; USA; silver, enamel; 6.1 x 4 x 1.7 cm (2 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 11/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-1170