Match tin

Object Number: 
2002.1.4641
Date: 
1880-1900
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
3 x 2 x 1 1/8 in.
Description: 
A gold metal open ended tin that probably once held a cardboard box containing matches. The top is lithographed in black with a stylized floral frame around a band of award medals surrounded by the words "Bryant & May's/ Patent Safety Matches/ Protection From Fire, Protection To Health./ Are Not Poisonous./ Harmless To Those Employed In The Manufacture." On the reverse has a birds-eye-view of an idealized factory complex with a horse drawn wagon in the street labeled "Fairfield Works, Bow, London, England". The sides have oval openings for exposing the striker bands on the box.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group