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Object ID 000781

Object Name Falcon Best Quality Fly Ribbon

Object Desc Paper box with red and blue printing. Contained Falcon Best Quality Fly Ribbon made in USA by The Diamond Match Company. Box has image of a falcon and is marked 4 for 10 cents. Box is empty.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000708

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Pest Control


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

Object Date

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Falcon brand,fly ribbon,Diamond Match Company,pest control,boxes,insects,

Title Falcon Best Quality Fly Ribbon

Description Cardboard box printed in red and blue ink. Contained Falcon Best Quality Fly Ribbon. Product made by The Diamond Match Company in the USA. Box has image of a falcon and is marked 4 for 10 cents. Bottom of box says "place box on this end other end up" Box is empty.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.25

Length 0

Width 4

Depth 1

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



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Place of Origin

Maker Diamond Match Company

Maker Details The Diamond Match Company was the largest manufacturer of matches in the United States of America by the late nineteenth century. The Diamond Match Company was established in 1881. Its founder was Ohio Columbus Barber, and the business was headquartered in Akron, Ohio. The Diamond Match Company took its name from the shape of the match's head that the company produced. In 1881, Barber's match business, the Barber Match Company, united together with several other match producers to create the Diamond Match Company. By the early 1900s, the Diamond Match Company produced eighty-five percent of the matches in the United States. It had plants in the United States, Europe, and South America. The Diamond Match Company was known to pay its workers pitiful wages. Grown men only earned $1.21 per day; women earned seventy-seven cents; and children earned sixty-six cents. All employees worked eleven-hour days.

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Image Caption CMY708



Date MAY 29,2013

Summary Excellent

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Box is in excellent condition. Corners of box are slightly worn. There is a slight tear in lower edge of box.