Matches Shipping Crate

Matches Shipping Crate

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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.”
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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
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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