"J. Palmer's Royal Patent Wax Vesta Match" Matchsafe
This is a matchsafe. It was patented by Alexander S. Stoker. It is dated 1848 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is gilded brass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Its dimensions are
4.7 x 6.4 x 1.2 cm (1 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. )
It has the following markings
Cite this object as
"J. Palmer's Royal Patent Wax Vesta Match" Matchsafe; Patented by Alexander S. Stoker ; England; gilded brass; 4.7 x 6.4 x 1.2 cm (1 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-1309
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Faster, Cheaper, Newer, More: The Revolutions of 1848.