"Scientific American" Matchsafe
This is a matchsafe. It was manufactured by Enos Richardson & Company. It is dated ca. 1890 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver, enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Its dimensions are
Overall: 2.7 x 5.6 x 1.3cm (1 1/16 x 2 3/16 x 1/2in.)
It has the following markings
PAT. OCT.14. 90 stamped on bezel.
Cite this object as
"Scientific American" Matchsafe; Manufactured by Enos Richardson & Company ; USA; silver, enamel; Overall: 2.7 x 5.6 x 1.3cm (1 1/16 x 2 3/16 x 1/2in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-190