Patent Model - Match-Holder

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Leonard Johnson, Patentee
Jas. Owens, Assignee
Production date
Jul 02 1861
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16 x 16 1/4 x 1 1/2" (40.6 x 41.3 x 3.8cm)
Johnson assigned his rights to himself and Jas. E. Owens, also of Philadelphia. His patent "consists in having a portable 'box or case' similar to a visiting card case, provided internally with certain mechanism so formed and arranged that when the case or box is supplied with matches disposed within it in a certain way a match may, by raising or pulling up the 'cap' or 'lid' be withdrawn from the box or case in an ignited state ready for use, without in any way exposing the matches within the box or case to dampness or accidental ignition; thereby affording safety in the carrying of matches in the pocket and giving certainty in the use of the match." (Patent Number 32,735)
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