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1907

  • Work on this object began.

1980

  • We acquired this object.

2014

2022

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Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated 1907 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is brass, enamel. 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

Overall: 5.1 x 3.8 x 1.1 cm (2 x 1 1/2 x 7/16 in.)

It is inscribed

"County borough of Blackpool." "Official Memento of the visit of the Channel Fleet to Blackpool. 9th, 10th, 11th August 1907."

Cite this object as

Matchsafe; brass, enamel; Overall: 5.1 x 3.8 x 1.1 cm (2 x 1 1/2 x 7/16 in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-154

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