Object ID 001672
Object Name True American Matches
Object Desc True American brand matches from The Diamond Match Company.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001350a-c
General Category History
Category Household Items
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 7, Shelf 24
Start Year Range 1910
End Year Range 1930
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords True American Brand,Diamond Match Company,matches,safety matches,
Title True American Matches
Description Box of True American brand Diamond Matches. Box slip cover (CMY001350a) is rectangular, cardboard with blue and red design. Top has image of a diamond and a Native American head in regalia. Top reads "Diamond/True American/Brand/Matches." Front reads "vol. 16. cu. in./Diamond True American Matches/The Diamond Match Company." Front also has match strip. Back reads "[star] True American/Brand/Diamond Matches." Bottom of cover reads "Diamond Matches [inside bald eagle]/ The Diamond Match Company." Box insert (CMY001350b) is a rectangular cardboard box with one side open to hold matches. Matches were originally in the box, but removed for safety reasons (3/6/14). Advertising insert (CMY001350c) is a red/blue advertisement for "Diamond Brand Big Box Matches." Insert has images of the bald eagles, and Big Box Matches.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Dimensions above refer to entire box/cover. Box Insert (CMY001350b) dimensions: height:1.5" length:4.5" width:2.5" Advertising Insert (CMY001350c) dimensions: height:1" length:4.5" width: 1.75"
Place of Origin
Maker The 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 Native American Head in Regalia/Bald Eagle
Date MAR 6,2014
Assessor Cassie Coffey
Notes Slip cover (CMY001350a) has some coloring/smudging on the top and a scratch from the label. Some corners have minor wear. Box insert (CMY001350b) has some discoloring but is in good condition structurally. Advertising insert (CMY001350c) is in very good condition with only minor bending outwards on one side.