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Clenched Hand Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is originally plated 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.

  • Utensil, Liftware Level
  • polycarbonate, stainless steel, electronic components.
  • Gift of Verily Life Sciences.
  • s-e-2599

Its dimensions are

5.1 x 2.5 x 2 cm (2 x 1 x 13/16 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks.

Cite this object as

Clenched Hand Matchsafe; originally plated brass; 5.1 x 2.5 x 2 cm (2 x 1 x 13/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-632

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