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Matchsafe (USA), 20th century

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated 20th century and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is celluloid, metal. 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

Overall: 6.8 x 3.8 x 1 cm (2 11/16 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in.)

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Matchsafe (USA), 20th century; celluloid, metal; Overall: 6.8 x 3.8 x 1 cm (2 11/16 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-5

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