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Object ID 001671

Object Name Aviator Brand Matchbox

Object Desc Red, white, and blue matchbox for Aviator brand matches.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001349a-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 1938

End Year Range 1950

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Columbia Match Company,matches,Aviator (brand),safety matches,boxes,

Title Aviator Brand Matchbox

Description Red, white and blue themed box sleeve (a). Top of sleeve has an image of a biplane flying through the sky with a red sun in the foreground. "Above them all" printed next to the plane and brand name. Front side of sleeve with striking surface reads: "AVIATOR MATCHES. Strike Anywhere. Columbia Match Company, Cleveland, Ohio." Back side of sleeve has Aviator brand name and mark. Bottom of sleeve has "Aviator Matches" printed printed by two plane jet streams. "Keep their heads above them all" printed next to columbia Match Co. mark. "Comply Fully With All Laws" printed underneath company mark. Compartment for matches (b) is empty.


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 Columbia Match Company

Maker Details Founded in 1938 by James H. Weaver. Located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1349a-b



Date MAR 6,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Sleeve is in decent condition. No major edgewear, tearing, or creasing. Colors have faded only a little bit. Storage compartment is intact but has minor tearing and creasing.


Date MAR 11,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 24 from 3rd Floor Hallway - automatic entry by admin

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