This is a 1908 match safe featuring an image of the "butterfly lady" on one side, the reverse has a edge design of butterflies with a center cartouche area. The bezel is marked "Sterling", "B2299", "Pat Appl For" referring to the unique lid tension spring design, the 1908 date mark and the maker's mark for Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RL. Its approximately 2 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches with a striker to the bottom. Excellent condition with a strong lid spring. It has a dent to the lower center on the back and a couple of very minor edge dings.
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