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"Scientific American" Matchsafe, ca. 1890

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Enos Richardson & Company. It is dated ca. 1890 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver, enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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

Its dimensions are

Overall: 2.7 x 5.6 x 1.3cm (1 1/16 x 2 3/16 x 1/2in.)

It has the following markings

PAT. OCT.14. 90 stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

"Scientific American" Matchsafe, ca. 1890; Manufactured by Enos Richardson & Company ; USA; silver, enamel; Overall: 2.7 x 5.6 x 1.3cm (1 1/16 x 2 3/16 x 1/2in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-190

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