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A fruitwood protective box for matches, mid 19th century

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A fruitwood protective box for matches, mid 19th century
of turned tapering cylindrical form, with bone holder boss and strike pad to the underside -- 3¼in. (8.2cm.) high; a butter print -- 5in. (12.5cm.) diameter; a muffineer -- 5½in. (14cm.); and a small treen plate -- 8½in. (21.5cm.) diameter (4)
Literature
For further discussion on Protective Boxes for matches see The Bryant and May Museum of Fire-making Appliances CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITS by Miller Christy, 1926, page 136
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