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
Collection Class
Personal objects
Common Name
match box
Simple Name
box
Full Name
match box
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Year Low
1850
Production Year High
1900
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
ivory or bone

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