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

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

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Comments
paul JP 07 Jan 2015 04:38 AM,UTC

I have one same as pic above with some sticks in it. Let me know anyone interested

Dimitris 13 Dec 2014 19:04 PM,UTC

Hello to all
Ian interesting to buy this item from NZ
If you are ok contact with me to
Dimeliger@hotmail.com

skye 01 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 ?

steve 02 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