Historical information

A container to hold matches was a common item to have on the person or in the home in the first half of the 20th century. The original owner of this item is unknown.


This item is of minor significance and is kept for display purposes only.

Physical description

Rectangular shaped metal container with gold edging and an oval green stone set in the lower part of the front cover. The back cover is damaged. Inside is gold coloured lining with an insert containing a packet of matches. The matches have a black paper body and white flammable heads. There is an inserted striking mechanism