Match Holder

Object Number: 
2002.1.409
Date: 
1898
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Irregular: 4 x 3 x 5 1/8 in.
Description: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group