British Football Matchsafe
This is a matchsafe. It was manufactured by Sampson Mordan & Company. It is dated 1905–06 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Its dimensions are
4.4 x 5.7 x .6 cm (1 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 1/4 in. )
It has the following markings
S M & Co, lion passant, town mark (Chester), date letter "E" are all stamped on bezel. On reverse bezel is partially legible number _467827. Lion passsant and date letter "E" also stamped on front of lid.
Cite this object as
British Football Matchsafe; Manufactured by Sampson Mordan & Company ; England; silver; 4.4 x 5.7 x .6 cm (1 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 1/4 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-157