Sterling Match Safe - Unusual Striker - C. 1900Sterling Match Safe - Unusual Striker - C. 1900Sterling Match Safe - Unusual Striker - C. 1900Sterling Match Safe - Unusual Striker - C. 1900Sterling Match Safe - Unusual Striker - C. 1900

This sterling match was made by Livermore and Knight Co. of Providence R.I. It has a lovely and well defined depiction of a Rams head in a circular cartouche evidently a logo for the A.W.Co. Sadly I could not find out who the A.W company is. The balance of the safe is un-patterned with a high polished sterling surface. The backside of the safe contains a lift up, hinged, open rectangular window frame where you insert the striker area from your box of matches. The safe comes with its original paper instructions for the striker.

The sterling is in excellent condition with no rips, dents, holes, cracked seams, nasty scratches, abrasions or repairs. The lid's original hinge is in working order without repair. The lid has it's proper interior closure mechanism but does not spring open or closed by it's self as some safes do. When you close the safe you need to be sure the window frame is tight against the bottom of the safe's rim as the frame is lightly out of alignment on it's right top corner. Once the lid is closed there is no wiggle & it stays closed when the safe is shaken. With close inspection you will find that normal and expected faint surface scuffing that antique and vintage silver acquires from use and old style cleaners. The last insert in the last photo is a picture looking into the body of the safe to show no holes or cracked seams.

The "STERLING" mark is on the inside bottom lip and there is no maker's mark. The safe measures just under 2 1/2" tall x 1 1/2" wide x 1/2" deep at it's center (ram & window). A super unusual match safe for your collection.

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Sterling Match Safe - Unusual Striker - C. 1900


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