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Object ID 001651

Object Name Natco Federal matchbox

Object Desc Cardboard box of Natco Federal Matches.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001339a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Household Items


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 6

Object Date

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

Height 1.5

Length 5

Width 2.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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"

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001339a-b

Description Natco Federal Matches


Date MAR 5,2014

Summary Fair

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