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Ally Sloper Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated registered design 1888 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is plated brass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Carol B. Brener and Stephen W. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its dimensions are

5.8 x 4 x 1.5 cm (2 5/16 x 1 9/16 x 9/16 in. )

It has the following markings

RD 105032 stamped at base, near back of neck and collar.

Cite this object as

Ally Sloper Matchsafe; England; plated brass; 5.8 x 4 x 1.5 cm (2 5/16 x 1 9/16 x 9/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-281

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