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Object Timeline

1905

  • Work on this object began.

1906

  • Work on this object ended.

1978

  • We acquired this object.

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British Football Matchsafe, 1905–06

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Sampson Mordan & Company. It is dated 1905–06 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.

  • Blinker Brooch, 1988
  • gold, acquamarine, pvc-laminated newspaper.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-4

Its dimensions are

4.4 x 5.7 x .6 cm (1 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 1/4 in. )

It has the following markings

S M & Co, lion passant, town mark (Chester), date letter "E" are all stamped on bezel. On reverse bezel is partially legible number _467827. Lion passsant and date letter "E" also stamped on front of lid.

Cite this object as

British Football Matchsafe, 1905–06; Manufactured by Sampson Mordan & Company ; England; silver; 4.4 x 5.7 x .6 cm (1 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 1/4 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-157

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