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Matchsafe, late 19th–early 20th century

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated late 19th–early 20th century and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is brass. 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: 5.5 x 3.8 x 1 cm (2 3/16 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in.)

It is inscribed

"Punch" in relief on the lid.

Cite this object as

Matchsafe, late 19th–early 20th century; brass; Overall: 5.5 x 3.8 x 1 cm (2 3/16 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-269

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