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Object ID 001674

Object Name Rosebud Matches

Object Desc Box of Rosebud Matches from The Ohio Match Co. in Wadsworth, OH.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001351a-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 1910

End Year Range 1928

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Rosebud Matches,Ohio Match Co.,matches,safety matches,

Title Rosebud Matches

Description Box of Rosebud Matches. Box Slip Cover (CMY001351a) is rectangular cardboard with green/red design. Top has images of roses and reads "Rosebud/Matches." Front has match strip and reads "vol. 20 cu. in./ The Ohio Match Co./Wadsworth. Ohio." Back reads "ROSEBUD." Bottom reads "The Rosebud/Match is made with especial care. It is treated to prevent afterglow. The tip is protected. It fills all requirements for safety and conforms with all federal and state laws." Statement is surrounded by images of roses. Box insert (CMY001351b) is rectangular cardbaord with one open side for matches.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2

Length 5

Width 2

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions above refer to entire box/cover. Dimensions following refer to box insert (CMY001351b): height: 1.75" length:4.75" width:2.5"

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark Rosebud


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Image Caption CMY001351a-b

Description Rosebud Matches


Date MAR 6,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Box slip cover (CMY001351a) has some tearing and edge wear. Fading in the coloring. Minor water damage. Box insert (CMY001351b) moderate spotting/mold on inside. Edge wear.


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