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
General Category History
Category Household Items
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 5
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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.
Date MAR 6,2014
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