Irregular: 4 x 3 x 5 1/8 in.
This light gold-colored mechanical metal match dispenser was meant to be hung on a wall or stand on its base. Matches are released by a small spring loaded lever. It is decorated with embossed designs and on the front "First/ National/ Bank/ St. /Johnsbury/ VT" and "MATCHES". On the back is "Pats. Oct 19, 1897/ May 11 1897/ Dec 28 1897". The match striker is on the front where the matches dispense.
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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