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1910

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Masonic Symbols Matchsafe, ca. 1900

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is plated metal. 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

4.1 x 5.7 x 1.2 cm (1 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks

It is inscribed

"Hugh Borland" inscribed on bottom panel; "No. 406" inscribed on right panel.

Cite this object as

Masonic Symbols Matchsafe, ca. 1900; USA; plated metal; 4.1 x 5.7 x 1.2 cm (1 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-1283

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