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"Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, California" Matchsafe, ca. 1900

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Company. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is nickel-plated metal, printed celluloid. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled When you need to keep your matches dry....

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

H x W x D: 7 x 4 x 1.1 cm (2 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Printed on celluloid, on side, below hinge: "The Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J."

Cite this object as

"Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, California" Matchsafe, ca. 1900; Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Company (United States); USA; nickel-plated metal, printed celluloid; H x W x D: 7 x 4 x 1.1 cm (2 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 7/16 in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-68

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