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Object ID 001532

Object Name Wooden matchbook dispenser

Object Desc Wooden dispenser that holds 25 matchbooks.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001256

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Speakeasy Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords matches,safety matches,dispensers,merchandise displays,

Title Wooden Matchbook Dispenser

Description Appears to be hand made. Vertical wooden dispenser which uses gravity to dispense matchbooks when one is pulled from the bottom slot. Made to fit 25 matchbooks. Box has text printed on which reads, "Fill with 25 Matchbooks for our Matchless Friends." Features small graphic of a matchbook with only one match left, and an arrow pointing towards the bottom slot where one would grab a matchbook if needed. Top of the vertical dispenser is a wooden cover that flips up to refill.


Approx Collection Date

Height 7.75

Length 2.25

Width 2.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



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Image Caption CMY1256



Date FEB 19,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes No signs of major damage. Small chips at the top edge of back panel. Flip top cover still works. Some dust staining on front and on top of cover. Text is slightly faded, and matchbook illustration is slightly scraped away.


Date FEB 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 2 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAY 21,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date MAY 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Speakeasy Exhibit from Cabinet 1, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin