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1910

  • Work on this object ended.

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  • We acquired this object.

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Compliments of National India Rubber Company Matchsafe, ca. 1905

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Company. It is dated ca. 1905 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is metal, celluloid. 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.

  • Matchsafe
  • gold.
  • Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.
  • 1978-146-46

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Matchsafe
  • Overall: 4.8 x 3.5 x 0.9 cm (1 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 3/8 in.).
  • Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.
  • 1978-146-348
  • Matchsafe
  • silver.
  • Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.
  • 1978-146-60

Its dimensions are

Overall: 6.8 x 4 x 1.1 cm (2 11/16 x 1 9/16 x 7/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Compliments of National India Rubber Company Matchsafe, ca. 1905; Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Company (United States); USA; metal, celluloid; Overall: 6.8 x 4 x 1.1 cm (2 11/16 x 1 9/16 x 7/16 in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Virtue in Vice.

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