Antiquities Couture Silver Tone Match Safe Pendant Necklace
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Silver/Topaz Pierced Matchsafe Pendant 32"
Early friction matches were unreliable and highly combustible. In order to avoid having them spontaneously combust within pocket or purse, it was necessary to keep them in a safe case. Match safes came into being the mid 1800's, and they were widely used until the 1920s when they became obsolete with the advent of safety matches.