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Object ID 001669

Object Name Barber's Anchor Parlor Matches

Object Desc Box of Barber's Anchor parlor matches from The Diamond Match Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001348a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Household Items


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 7

Object Date

Start Year Range 1910

End Year Range 1930

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Diamond Match Company,Barber's Anchor,matches,safety matches,boxes,

Title Barber's Anchor Parlor Matches

Description Box slip cover (CMY001348a) is rectangular, cardboard with red design. Top reads "Barber's Anchor/2/Parlor Matches." Front has match strip. Back reads "C/Manufactured By/The Diamond Match Co." Bottom has a picture of an anchor. Box insert (CMY001348b) is a rectangular, cardboard box with one open side to hold matches.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.75

Length 4.25

Width 2.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The Dimensions above refer to the entire box/cover. The following dimensions refer to the box insert (CMY001348b): height: 0.5" length: 4" width: 2.25"

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Diamond Match Company

Maker Details The Diamond Match Company was the largest manufacturer of matches in the United States of America by the late nineteenth century.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001348a-b

Description Barber's Anchor Matches


Date MAR 6,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Box insert (CMY001348b) and slip cover (CMY001348a) have considerable discoloring/spotting. Box insert (CMY001348b) has been taped on one end and has tears on the corners.


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