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"I Am W.W. King, Who The [Devil] Are You" Matchsafe, late 19th century

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is rolled, cut and engraved brass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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

4.6 x 3.7 x .7 cm (1 13/16 x 1 7/16 x 1/4 in. )

It has the following markings

7 stamped on underside of lid.

Cite this object as

"I Am W.W. King, Who The [Devil] Are You" Matchsafe, late 19th century; United States or England; rolled, cut and engraved brass; 4.6 x 3.7 x .7 cm (1 13/16 x 1 7/16 x 1/4 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-1095

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18501911/ |title="I Am W.W. King, Who The [Devil] Are You" Matchsafe, late 19th century |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=17 June 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>