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Christopher Columbus Matchsafe, patented 1892

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated patented 1892 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is plated brass. 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

6.6 x 4.6 x 2 cm (2 5/8 x 1 13/16 x 13/16 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

Christopher Columbus Matchsafe, patented 1892; USA; plated brass; 6.6 x 4.6 x 2 cm (2 5/8 x 1 13/16 x 13/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-261

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