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1910

  • Work on this object ended.

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  • We acquired this object.

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Cowboy Matchsafe, ca. 1900

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver. 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

6.4 x 4.7 x 1.2 cm (2 1/2 x 1 7/8 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

STERLING stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

Cowboy Matchsafe, ca. 1900; USA; silver; 6.4 x 4.7 x 1.2 cm (2 1/2 x 1 7/8 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-1320

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18494413/ |title=Cowboy Matchsafe, ca. 1900 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=19 October 2018 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>