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
General Category History
Category Household Items
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 7
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
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"
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.
Date MAR 6,2014
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