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"Charles Baker & Company's Stores: Match & Pin Box" Matchsafe, ca. 1885

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Thomas Turner & Company. It is dated ca. 1885 and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is plated metal. 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

5.4 x 3.1 x .9 cm (2 1/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

T. T. & Co W [Manufacturer's mark] stamped on front of box. (See description and notes.)

Cite this object as

"Charles Baker & Company's Stores: Match & Pin Box" Matchsafe, ca. 1885; Manufactured by Thomas Turner & Company ; England; plated metal; 5.4 x 3.1 x .9 cm (2 1/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-1

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18532985/ |title="Charles Baker & Company's Stores: Match & Pin Box" Matchsafe, ca. 1885 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=22 March 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>