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1905

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Advertisement for Cigar Maker's Union #97, Boston Matchsafe, patented 1905

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

Its dimensions are

6.8 x 4 x 1 cm (2 11/16 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

Advertisement for Cigar Maker's Union #97, Boston Matchsafe, patented 1905; Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Company (United States); USA; plated metal, printed celluloid; 6.8 x 4 x 1 cm (2 11/16 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-23

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