Patent Model - Improvement in Match-Safes

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Newton Wright, Patentee
Christian Hill, Patentee
Production date
Oct 30 1877
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20 x 15 1/2 x 1 1/2" (50.8 x 39.4 x 3.8cm)
The object of Wright and Hill's invention was "to produce a safe for the reception of matches ignited by friction or percussion in which is contained automatic arrangements for igniting the match as it is ejected from the safe, and which may be readily operated by one hand to open the lid, eject the match, ignite it, hold it in convenient position for use when lit, discharge the burned stub from the safe, and securely close the lid..." (Patent Number 196,734)
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