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1908

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1980

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"Remember the Maine" Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It was manufactured by William Schimper & Co.. It is dated ca. 1898 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is 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

3.2 x 6.3 x 1.2 cm (1 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

"PAT. APP'D FOR WM. SCH & CO" stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

"Remember the Maine" Matchsafe; Manufactured by William Schimper & Co. ; USA; brass; 3.2 x 6.3 x 1.2 cm (1 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-1161

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