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Silver matchbox given to John Ferguson relating to Dens Factory DUNIH 2018.9

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Silver matchbox given to John Ferguson relating to Dens Factory

Matchbox (could possibly be a snuff box), silver with hallmark inside lid. Presented to John Ferguson who was a tenter (in charge of fixing and maintaining the looms) possibly on occasion of his retirement? from his colleagues at Dens Factory (owned by Baxter Brothers), dated 16th April 1888. Outside with ornate engraved decoration, oval lid inscribed 'To Mr John Ferguson, Tenter from his weaver friends Dens Factory Dundee, April 16 88'.

Number: DUNIH 2018.9
Name: Silver matchbox given to John Ferguson relating to Dens Factory
Date: 188-04-16
Maker: Baxter Bros., & Co. Ltd
Location: In Store