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Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated 1850 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 Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 8.2 x 3.1 cm (3 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

"Dowler's Nocturnal Vesta Match Box. Registered No. 2349. June 1850."

Cite this object as

Matchsafe; brass; H x diam.: 8.2 x 3.1 cm (3 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-770

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