Plastic Match Case

Plastic Match Case

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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.
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Object Name
Match Case
Plastic Match Case
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
overall: 5.1 cm x 4.4 cm x 1.3 cm; 2 in x 1 3/4 in x 1/2 in
overall: 2 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1/2 in; 5.715 cm x 4.445 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
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accession number
Credit Line
Glenn O. Tupper
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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