"J Palmer's Royal Patent Wax Vesta Match"

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Rectangular, curved corners, canted sides, with cover that slides off top of box; cover features beading on right and left edges, with thumb catch on right side, raised frame contains inscription "J. Palmer's, Camberwell London"; inscription inside frame reads "Royal Patent, Wax Vesta Match"; at center is small raised opening to hold single lit match, to left is image of lion, over opening is crown, to right is image of a horse; underside inscribed "Alexander S. Stocker, Patentee" in upper recessed area, striker in central recess, "Brass Battery Works, Wandsworth Surrey" inscribed in bottom recess. Date: 1840s. Record ID: chndm_1980-14-1309.

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