Match box

Description
Vestas or match holders were carried by most men during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Matches were not bought in boxes as they are today, instead you would buy them individually. You would keep your vesta in your pocket and it would keep the matches dry.
Accession Loan No.
57/1958/2
Simple Name
box
Full Name
match box
Common Name
match box
Material
ivory or bone
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Collection Class
Personal objects
Production Continent
Europe
Production Year Low
1850
Production Year High
1900
Created At
2016-10-13 15:45:58
Updated At
2016-10-13 15:45:58