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Ferris Wheel, World's Fair, Chicago Matchsafe, 1893

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated 1893 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is plated 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

7.3 x 4 x 1 cm (2 7/8 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

PAT APL'D FOR stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

Ferris Wheel, World's Fair, Chicago Matchsafe, 1893; USA; plated brass; 7.3 x 4 x 1 cm (2 7/8 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-1115

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