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Socket and Screw Top Matchsafe, ca. 1850

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1850 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is wood, ivory, sandpaper. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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

Its dimensions are

6.1 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm

It has the following markings

Unidentified mark due to poor impression, possibly a truncated "Appentier", below which is "Portsmouth", both stamped in circle on side of box.

Cite this object as

Socket and Screw Top Matchsafe, ca. 1850; England; wood, ivory, sandpaper; 6.1 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm; Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-568

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Faster, Cheaper, Newer, More: The Revolutions of 1848.

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