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1901

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1920

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Matchsafe, early 20th century

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated early 20th century and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is vulcanite. 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: 5 x 4 x 1.2 cm (1 15/16 x 1 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Spine inscribed, "New York. Hamburg. G.W.C. Co." Back cover is diagonally inscribed "Made in Germany"

Cite this object as

Matchsafe, early 20th century; vulcanite; Overall: 5 x 4 x 1.2 cm (1 15/16 x 1 9/16 x 1/2 in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-740

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