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Object ID 001664

Object Name Ohio Blue Tip matchbox

Object Desc Blue and white cardboard matchbox for Ohio Blue Tip Matches.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001344a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Household Items


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 5

Object Date

Start Year Range 1910

End Year Range 1928

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Ohio Blue Tip brand,matches,Ohio Match Co.,safety matches,boxes,

Title Ohio Blue Tip matchbox

Description Blue and white cardboard matchbox for Ohio Blue Tip Matches, as read on the top cover of box sleeve (a) that covers the storage component (b). Front side with strip for striking matches reads: "The Ohio Match Co. Wadsworth, Ohio." The reverse side reads: "Blue Tip." Bottom side has company mark, which reads: "Ohio quality. Trade Mark. Your Protection." Above mark reads: "Strike-Anywhere Matches." Underneath Ohio mark reads: "Treated to prevent after-glow comply with all federal and state laws."


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.5

Length 5

Width 2.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker The Ohio Match Co.

Maker Details Until its demise, the Ohio Match Co. was the second oldest operating match manufacturer in the United States. It began in 1895, only a few years after the inception of Diamond. The company was founded by E.J. Young. In 1928, it was purchased by Diamond, which then turned around and sold half to Ivar Kreuger. When Kreugerís international match empire collapsed in 1932, Diamond reorganized Ohio in 1936. By 1948, when the Ohio Match Co. had again become independent, it was considered one of the three largest match manufacturers in the world.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1344a-b



Date MAR 6,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Heavy fraying and edgwear on most surfaces of the sleeve. Dust stains and fading throughout. No matches inside. Creasing on bottom side of the sleeve.


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 5 from Room 7, Shelf 24 - automatic entry by admin