Matches Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Bird’s Eye brand matches manufactured by the Diamond Match Company. These matches were non-poisonous, double dip strike anywhere safety match. 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.”
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Diamond Match Co.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 9 1/2 in x 14 1/2 in; 24.13 cm x 36.83 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

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