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1901

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1920

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Matchsafe (USA), early 20th century

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Company. It is dated early 20th century and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is celluloid, metal. 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

Overall: 7 x 3.8 x 1 cm (2 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Matchsafe (USA), early 20th century; Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Company (United States); celluloid, metal; Overall: 7 x 3.8 x 1 cm (2 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-22

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