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
General Category History
Category Pest Control
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Hardware Store
Start Year Range
End Year Range
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.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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.
Date MAY 29,2013
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.