Object ID 001530
Object Name Diamond Safety Matches
Object Desc Sealed package of Diamond Safety Matches.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001254
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit Counter
Start Year Range 1881
End Year Range 1920
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords matches,Diamond Safety Matches,safety matches,boxes,Diamond Match Company,
Title Diamond Safety Matches
Description Paper wrapped package of Diamond Safety Matches. Red, white, and blue Diamond logo on front with name, product description, and location (New York, NY). Made in USA.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Details 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. Barber served as the company's first vice-president and became president in 1888. While serving as president, Barber moved the Diamond Match Company's manufacturing operations from Akron, Ohio, to Barberton, Ohio, a community built in the early 1890s exclusively to house some of Barber's manufacturing companies. 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.
Date FEB 19,2014
Assessor Ben Locke
Notes Matches still sealed in paper wrapping. Paper has yellowed over time and has a few water stains. Company logo sticker still pasted on and undamaged.
Date MAR 25,2014
Summary Status change
Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin
Date MAR 25,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit Counter from Cabinet 1, Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin