Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful Brass Match Holder that Reads, "Turn Off Burner When Not Using. Matches Are Cheaper Than Gas. Pat. Jun 13, 1899."
Found in a small West Virginia antique shop, this beauty is Solid Brass in Two Pieces Held Together by a Screw, with the Embossed Instruction on the Front. Marked "M B" on the back. Measures 7 1/2" long, 4 1/4" wide.
Excellent Condition. As made.
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