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Safety Matches

From the Collection of Anglesea and District Historical Society 5B McMillan Street Anglesea Victoria

Carton (paper) with 12 boxes of Brymay Redhead matches containing 20 matches. The boxes depict the head and left shoulder of a red-headed woman and has had 4 major updates since the Logo's introduction in 1946.
"Safety matches" presented fewer health risks than earlier matches and greatly minimizes the risk of accidental fire.
Box: W5.7cm. D3.6cm. H1.6cm. Carton: W11cm D7.5cm H6cm.
Object Registration
brymay, redheads
When Made
Estimated: 1st in 1946.
Made By
Bryant & May. (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Top: BRYMAY Redheads. (1/3).
Box: Drawing of head and shoulders of red-headed girl (long hair tied back).
Av. contents 60 made in Australia.
Last updated
14 May 2019 at 5:40PM