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"Subway N.Y." Matchsafe, ca. 1904

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by T. S. Gilbert. It is dated ca. 1904 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is silver. 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

6.5 x 3.8 x 1 cm (2 9/16 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

"STERLING G" is stamped on both front and back bezels.

Cite this object as

"Subway N.Y." Matchsafe, ca. 1904; Manufactured by T. S. Gilbert ; USA; silver; 6.5 x 3.8 x 1 cm (2 9/16 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-1426

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