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Matchbox; Bryant & May, Bell & Co Ltd; [?]; CT81.1613e

Beehive matchbox
Name/Title
Matchbox
About this object
Matchbox; a Beehive Safety Matches box of cardboard, consisting of a sleeve and sliding drawer. Manufactured in New Zealand by Bryant and May, Bell & Co Ltd.
Maker
Bryant & May, Bell & Co Ltd
Maker Role
Manufacturer
Date Made
[?]
Place Made
Oceania, New Zealand
Medium and Materials
Processed material, paper, cardboard.
Inscription and Marks
Printed on one face: 'BEEHIVE / TRADE MARK / SAFETY MATCHES / BRYANT & MAY, BELL & Co. Ltd. / MADE IN NEW ZEALAND'.
Measurements
h 22mm x l 57mm x w 37mm
Subject and Association Keywords
technology, manufactures, packaging
Credit Line
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"
Object Type
Container
Object number
CT81.1613e

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skye01 Feb 2012 01:15 AM,UTC
i have found a matchbox same as this one in my roof with other tings like 1951 news papers ect i beleve that someone used to live up there meny meny years ago in the world war 2 our house is about 100 years old .. is this match box got enything to it ?? when were they made ?
steve02 Jun 2011 23:36 PM,UTC
I have recently found a similar match box in pristine condition, two inscriptions on the back, 'forest fires destroy timber',and 'never leave lighted fires. can you tell me if this item is a rarity, they have never been used