Object ID 001651
Object Name Natco Federal matchbox
Object Desc Cardboard box of Natco Federal Matches.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001339a-b
General Category History
Category Household Items
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 6
Start Year Range 1923
End Year Range 1941
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords matches,Natco (brand),Federal Match Corporation,safety matches,boxes,
Title Natco Federal matchbox
Description Rectangular, cardboard box of Natco Federal Matches. Box Slip Cover (CMY001339a) has red/blue ink. Top reads "Natco/Federal/Matches." Front has match strip and reads "Vol. 16 Cu. In./Federal Match Corporation." Back reads "Federal Natco Matches/Strike Anywhere." Bottom reads "[star] Natco [star]/Comply With All Laws/Matches." Box insert (CMY001339b) is a rectangular cardboard box with one open side to hold matches.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Dimensions above are for entire box/cover. Dimensions following refer to box insert (CMY001339b): height:1.5" length:4.5" width: 2.5"
Place of Origin
Maker Federal Match Corporation
Maker Details The Federal Match Corp. (originally Federal Match Co.) (1923-1941) was formed by the merger of 9 companies. It absorbed Bean & Symonds Co. and New Hampshire Co. in 1928. In 1931, Federal became part of Ivar Kreugerís International Match Corp. when it was purchased by Vulcan Match Co., one of Kreugerís subsidiaries. It was then purchased by Pan American Match Corp. (a Diamond holding company) in the Kreuger bankruptcy auctions in July, 1937. It merged with Union Match Co. in 1938, and both were consolidated into Federal Match Corp. Both Federal and West Virginia Match Corp. merged into Universal in 1941.
Date MAR 5,2014
Assessor Cassie Coffey
Notes Cover (CMY001339a) has some wear and tearing on edges. Small hole on top. Some tears on match strip. Box insert (CMY001339b) some wear on box edges and possible mold /staining on inside.
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 North Shelf 6 from Room 7, Shelf 24 - automatic entry by admin