Holder, match; [?]; CT77.42


Holder, match

About this object

Match holder; a black, enamelled container, made to hand on the wall. This has a hinged lid, which is embossed: "Self-Closing. For matches & c. Patented Dec 20 1864. D.M. & Co. New Haven".

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Date Made


Place Made

North and Central America, United States, Connecticut, New Haven

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal

Inscription and Marks

Embossed: "SELF CLOSING / FOR MATCHES & C. / PATENTED DEC 20. 1864. / D. M. & Co. / NEW HAVEN"


h 48mm x l 100mm x w 70mm

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, home economics, the house

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

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