Cardboard matchbox; R. Bell & Co, New Zealand; Early 20th century; CR2003.122

Name/Title

Cardboard matchbox

About this object

Cardboard matchbox found at Ripponvale. Sliding lid coloured red, green and black with "R BELL & CO'S. ESTABLISHED (LONDON) 1832. ROYAL WAX VESTAS. NON-POISONOUS NOT FOR USE IN FOREST AREAS. WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND." Striking band on side. Grey tray with a cardboard insert.

Maker

R. Bell & Co, New Zealand

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Early 20th century

Place Made

New Zealand, Wellington

Medium and Materials

Processed material, paper, cardboard

Inscription and Marks

"R BELL & CO'S. ESTABLISHED (LONDON) 1832. ROYAL WAX VESTAS. NON-POISONOUS NOT FOR USE IN FOREST AREAS. WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND".
Tobacco leaf on two corners

Measurements

H 14mm x 78mm x 45mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Containers

Subject and Association Keywords

Smoking accessories

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Tobacco & associated accessories

Object number

CR2003.122

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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