Match safe

Object Number: 
2002.1.4640
Date: 
1900-1920
Medium: 
Metal, leather
Dimensions: 
2 5/8 x 1 3/8 x 1/2 in.
Description: 
A metal pocket match safe wrapped in dark brown leather with a spring loaded hatch at the top with a corrugated striker bar shaped like a cigar and on the bottom, a small cigar cutter. The leather is printed in gold on one side "Wallach Bros./ Hats and Furnishings/ Three Stores", and on the reverse "Wallach Bros./ 238, 240-242 Bowery./ Third Ave. Cor. 122d St./ 649 Eighth Ave."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group