"Scribner's Magazine" Matchsafe, 1891
This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated 1891 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver, enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Its dimensions are
5.3 x 3.8 x .9 cm (2 1/16 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in. )
It has the following markings
Lion passant, an anchor, upper case gothic "G", STERLING, the number 2867 impressed in a rectangle, and a date mark lion's head (1891) are all stamped on underside of lid. Inside, stamped on the bottom is the number 208.
It is inscribed
Inscribed on back: W.W. Hallock
Cite this object as
"Scribner's Magazine" Matchsafe, 1891; Manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company (United States); USA; silver, enamel; 5.3 x 3.8 x .9 cm (2 1/16 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-28
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Faster, Cheaper, Newer, More: The Revolutions of 1848.