3 x 2 x 1 1/8 in.
A gold metal open ended tin that probably once held a cardboard box containing matches. The top is lithographed in black with a stylized floral frame around a band of award medals surrounded by the words "Bryant & May's/ Patent Safety Matches/ Protection From Fire, Protection To Health./ Are Not Poisonous./ Harmless To Those Employed In The Manufacture." On the reverse has a birds-eye-view of an idealized factory complex with a horse drawn wagon in the street labeled "Fairfield Works, Bow, London, England". The sides have oval openings for exposing the striker bands on the box.
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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