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"J. Hynam's Royal Patent Congreves & Safety Fire Boxes" Matchsafe, ca. 1850

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

Its dimensions are

4.6 x 7.2 x 1.2 cm (1 13/16 x 2 13/16 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

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"J. Hynam's Royal Patent Congreves & Safety Fire Boxes" Matchsafe, ca. 1850; England; plated tin; 4.6 x 7.2 x 1.2 cm (1 13/16 x 2 13/16 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 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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