Cast Iron Self-Closing Match Safe, Circa 1864Cast Iron Self-Closing Match Safe, Circa 1864Cast Iron Self-Closing Match Safe, Circa 1864Cast Iron Self-Closing Match Safe, Circa 1864Cast Iron Self-Closing Match Safe, Circa 1864Cast Iron Self-Closing Match Safe, Circa 1864Cast Iron Self-Closing Match Safe, Circa 1864Cast Iron Self-Closing Match Safe, Circa 1864Cast Iron Self-Closing Match Safe, Circa 1864

This is an interesting Cast Iron Self Closing Match Safe that actually is self-closing. I don't think this is seen too often. It was the first one I had ever seen. It is designed to mount on the wall, with two screw holes in back.

Country of Origin: United States.

Manufacturer: M.W. & Co. New Haven, Ct.

Size: 4" by 2 1/2" by 2".

Medium: Cast iron.

Wording: It is embossed "Self Closing for matches & c, patented. Dec. 20, 1864, M.W. & Co. New Haven (CT)"

Circa: 1860s.

Condition: It does have some rusting. After all It is 150 years old.

Item ID: A5948


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Cast Iron Self-Closing Match Safe, Circa 1864

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