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British Cabinet Minister Joseph Chamberlain Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated design registered 1888 and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is plated metal. 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

4.8 x 5 x 2.3 cm (1 7/8 x 1 15/16 x 7/8 in. )

It has the following markings

RD 96977 stamped on reverse near bottom of neck

Cite this object as

British Cabinet Minister Joseph Chamberlain Matchsafe; England; plated metal; 4.8 x 5 x 2.3 cm (1 7/8 x 1 15/16 x 7/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-74

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