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Object ID 001541

Object Name Steinmeyer's matchbox

Object Desc Wood match box with 32 matches inside. Has a wood base containing the matches and a lid which slides over. Label on top of lid.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001929a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Household Items


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit Counter

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range 1949

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords matches,advertising,Steinmeyer's,matchboxes,boxes,promotional items,

Title Stenmeyer's matchbox

Description Wood matchbox with base and sliding lid. Contains 32 matches that are wood with a pink striking point at top. A- lid is wood with paper lable at top for Steinmeyer's. At center of label is sheild shape, red with text, "Red / Shield". At bottom text, "Canned Foods / Est. 1864 / Matches Made in Finland". On left and right side are black with coating for striking the matches. Back of lid is plain paper. B- Base is wood covered with paper.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.75

Length 2.25

Width 1.38

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 0



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Image Caption CMY1929a-b



Date FEB 20,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes There are matches inside. A- lable is dirty and yellowed. Staining on upper right corner. On left and right sides marks from matches being struck on sides. On back at top right corner wood is chipped, but no loss. B- Sides are worn. Paper is rippled from glue. Matches are in good condition.


Date FEB 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 20,2014

Summary Location change

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

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



Date FEB 20,2014

Notes In 1865, the William Steinmeyer Co. was founded. It was a wholesale and retail grocery company. The company closed in 1949.