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Object ID 001726

Object Name Diamond Safety Matches

Object Desc Small wooden matchbox for Diamond Safety Matches.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001379a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Household Items


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit Counter

Object Date

Start Year Range 1881

End Year Range 1920

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Diamond (brand),safety matches,matches,boxes,

Title Diamond Safety Matches

Description Small matchbox with wooden sleeve (a) covering cardboard tray for matches (b). No matches inside. Red, white and blue. Sleeve has striking surfaces on both sides, and Diamond logo and mark on the top. Made in USA, New York, NY.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.5

Length 2.25

Width 1.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Diamond Match Co.

Maker Details The Diamond Match Company was established in 1881. Its founder was Ohio Columbus Barber, and the business was headquartered in Akron, Ohio. The Diamond Match Company took its name from the shape of the match's head that the company produced. In 1881, Barber's match business, the Barber Match Company, united together with several other match producers to create the Diamond Match Company. Barber served as the company's first vice-president and became president in 1888. While serving as president, Barber moved the Diamond Match Company's manufacturing operations from Akron, Ohio, to Barberton, Ohio, a community built in the early 1890s exclusively to house some of Barber's manufacturing companies. By the early 1900s, the Diamond Match Company produced eighty-five percent of the matches in the United States. It had plants in the United States, Europe, and South America.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1379a-b



Date MAR 12,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes No matches inside, striking surfaces are worn down from use. Bottom of sleeve has water damage. Edgewear throughout.


Date MAR 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 4 from Room 1, Shelf 17 - 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 Counter from Cabinet 1, Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin