Period Reproductions and Restorations

Match Safe

Match Safe

Match safes, generally made with hinged covers, kept matches dry and protected them from errant sparks. They date back to as early as the 1830's when friction matches were first invented. Some had an open section in the back to serve as a receptacle for
used matches which might later be used as splints to transfer a flame to light candles, lamps, or relight a fire.

L-105-PAR Match Safe 3"Dia. x 4 1/4"H


Prices are subject to change without notice. Web site errors, whether photographic or typographic, are subject to correction when ordering.


JP - Tinsmith
Joel Paradis
7249 West Main Street
Westmoreland, New York 13490
Telephone: (315) 853-1444
Facsimile: (315) 853-1221

© 2001 JP - Tinsmith
All text and photographs are the property of JP Tinsmith
and may not be reproduced without permission.