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Accession # SRM1983-61.3

Strike-a-Light

19th century


During the time of the Texas Republic, matches were not commonly found in households. Fires were generally started using flint to create sparks. Strike-a-lights were hand-wrought iron tools which were struck against flint to produce sparks.




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