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1904

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"Palace of Electricity, St. Louis World's Fair" Matchsafe, 1904

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by James E. Blake Co.. It is dated 1904 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is 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

4.4 x 6.5 x 1 cm (1 3/4 x 2 9/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

STERLINE stamped on outside of lid.

Cite this object as

"Palace of Electricity, St. Louis World's Fair" Matchsafe, 1904; Manufactured by James E. Blake Co. ; USA; metal; 4.4 x 6.5 x 1 cm (1 3/4 x 2 9/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-68

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18503861/ |title="Palace of Electricity, St. Louis World's Fair" Matchsafe, 1904 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=18 November 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>