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"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.

This object was donated by Carol B. Brener and Stephen W. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

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.

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