This match safe has been in a private collection for 20 years. Circa 1890's-1920's, a match safe was used to prevent matches from combustion. People could carry one and know that the matches were in a safe place. It was also a way for businesses to advertise. On this particular one, Castleberg's, Largest Diamond Importers in the U.S., 500 Market St. Wilmington, DEL., is engraved on the front. The safe is made of a base metal of silver color. The hinge is tight, and the striker is in perfect condition. There are some surface scratches and minor dings due to usage and wear, but overall, it is in excellent condition. The safe measures 2 1/2" in length x 1 7/16" in width. Please refer to the pictures for further clarity.
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