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1910

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1980

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"Bell's Waterproof Wax Vestas" Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated 1900–10 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is plated tin, printed. 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 x 7.2 x 2 cm (1 9/16 x 2 13/16 x 13/16 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

"Bell's Waterproof Wax Vestas" Matchsafe; England; plated tin, printed; 4 x 7.2 x 2 cm (1 9/16 x 2 13/16 x 13/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-1226

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