Posted 3 years ago
Here is, what I believe to be a Christopher Columbus match safe. I bought this about a year ago in a antique shop. It's not in my realm of collecting, but it caught my eye and I bought it. I've seen many of these unpainted, but I hadn't seen one that was painted, like this one is. It's cast iron, of course, and measures about 4 1/4" long and 2 5/8" wide. This would normally mount on the kitchen wall, typically close to the wood fired cook stove.
Though, I do not believe this to be an original, as there are no markings on the back, like the original would have. However, I could be wrong about that and it could possibly be an original, but I doubt it. As far as reproductions go, this one is a very well cast and painted reproduction.
Thanks for stopping by for a look!!