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Matchsafe, late 19th century

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is cast metal and painted 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
  • Overall: 4.7 x 3.6 x 1.1 cm (1 7/8 x 1 7/16 x 7/16 in.).
  • Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.
  • 1978-146-223

Our curators have highlighted 1 object 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

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 4.7 x 3.4 x 1.1 cm (1 7/8 x 1 5/16 x 7/16 in.)

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Matchsafe, late 19th century; cast metal and painted celluloid; H x W x D: 4.7 x 3.4 x 1.1 cm (1 7/8 x 1 5/16 x 7/16 in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-220

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

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