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"J. Hynam's Royal Patent Congreves & Safety Fire Boxes" Matchsafe

This is a Matchsafe. We acquired it in 1982. Its medium is plated tin. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

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"J. Hynam's Royal Patent Congreves & Safety Fire Boxes" Matchsafe; England; plated tin; 1982-23-778

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Faster, Cheaper, Newer, More: The Revolutions of 1848.

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