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Matchbox and Taper Holder

2000.2154 (RS221130)

Description

Tin matchbox and taper holder with brass striker.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"WHIPPLE'S . PATENT. MAY . 28 . 1867 / TAPER'S SOLD AT 297 WASH'N. ST. BOSTON." (stamped)
Material
brass (alloy)
tin (metal)
Object type
Temperature Control Equipment; Firemaking Equipment
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Matchbox
matchboxes
taper holders
tin (metal)
Dimensions
1/2 x 3 1/2 x 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2000.2154
Credit Line
Gift of C. Malcom Watkins
GUSN
309197

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