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Object ID 001542

Object Name National Safety Match matchbox

Object Desc Cardboard box with lid that slides over. Label on top. Two sides of lid have material to strike match. No matches inside.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001930a-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

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords matches,National Safety Match,Federal Match Corp.,matchboxes,boxes,

Title National Safety Match matchbox

Description Cardboard box with lid that slides over and is open on two sides. Label on top, blue with white and red text, "National Safety Match" on edges. At center red oval shape with text, "Made In America / Federal Match Corp.". On top and bottom sides ther is blue paper treated to strike matches. Back of lid is plain blue paper. B- box is cardboard, blue paper exterior with plain interior. Two roles of holes punched out running vertically at center.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.69

Length 1.38

Width 2.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Federal Match Corp.

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1930a-b



Date FEB 20,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Overall, cardboard and paper is yellowed and worn on the edges. A- Wear on two sides from striking matches. B- Staining at right on interior of box. At right side of box paper is dented and faded. At lower left corner of font side of box there is a tear with no loss of paper.


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