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1910

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Advertisement for "Fire King Gas Ranges" Matchsafe, 1900–10

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Company. It is dated 1900–10 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is plated metal, printed celluloid. 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

6.9 x 4 x 1 cm (2 11/16 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

"The Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J." printed on cover (see description).

It is inscribed

"The Great White

Cite this object as

Advertisement for "Fire King Gas Ranges" Matchsafe, 1900–10; Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Company (United States); USA; plated metal, printed celluloid; 6.9 x 4 x 1 cm (2 11/16 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-691

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