Cast Iron Match Holder & Striker; Patd. 1864

Up for auction is this cast iron match holder. It measures 3-3/4" across, 3" fron to back including the tab and just over 1" deep. The cover reads 1st line SELF CLOSING; 2nd line For Matches & C; 3rd line Patented Dec. 20, 1864; 4th line D.M. & Co.; 5th line NEW HAVEN. This has definately been used, as seen in the pictures, but t are no breaks, chips, repairs or broken parts. It has drilled holes for hanging or can be set on a flat surface. The lid is tight and opens and closes easily. I try to be careful in my descriptions as I do not want to misrepresent anything. Please e-mail any questions, and thank you for looking.