Matches Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Birds-Eye brand matches that were produced by the Diamond Match Company of Akron, Ohio during the early 20th century. The crate contained 100 boxes of strike anywhere protected tip matches. In 1910, the Diamond Match Company patented the first nonpoisonous match (produced without phosphorous), before releasing the patent at the request of President McKinley in 1911 for the “good of mankind.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Diamond Match Co.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 9 1/2 in x 14 1/2 in; 24.13 cm x 36.83 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.270
catalog number
1979.0441.270
accession number
1979.0441
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Crate Labels
Agriculture
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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