Match Case


This match case belonged to Earl Silas Tupper (1907-1983), the inventor/entrepreneur behind Tupperware. The inscription on one side reads “The / Plastic Center / STREET FLOOR / Statler Office Bldg. / BOSTON.” That on the other side reads “Co-sponsered (sic) by / New England / Advertising / Beacon Products / Corporation / CAPitol 5413.” The Plastic Center opened to the public in January 1946.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Glenn O. Tupper

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1992.0597.21Catalog Number: 1992.0597.21Accession Number: 1992.0597

Object Name: Match CasePlastic Match Case

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5.1 cm x 4.4 cm x 1.3 cm; 2 in x 1 3/4 in x 1/2 inoverall: 2 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1/2 in; 5.715 cm x 4.445 cm x 1.27 cm


Record Id: nmah_332586

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