This object is currently on display in room 202 as part of Plastics. There is one other image of this object. This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions), and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.

 

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1920

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Matchsafe (probably USA), ca. 1910

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1910 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is molded vulcanite. 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

4.4 x 4 x 1.2 cm (1 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks

It is inscribed

Chloride (on lid), Wood Separator (on body)

Cite this object as

Matchsafe (probably USA), ca. 1910; molded vulcanite; 4.4 x 4 x 1.2 cm (1 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-182

In addition to Plastics, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition Faster, Cheaper, Newer, More: The Revolutions of 1848.

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