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Matchsafe (USA), patented 1893

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated patented 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

3.4 x 7.5 x 1.1 cm (1 5/16 x 2 15/16 x 7/16 in. )

It has the following markings

PAT'D APR.11.1893 stamped on right side of case body, visible when slip-off cover is removed.

Cite this object as

Matchsafe (USA), patented 1893; plated brass; 3.4 x 7.5 x 1.1 cm (1 5/16 x 2 15/16 x 7/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-17

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