Historical information

Souvenir of Melbourne cable tram closure in Oct. 1940 - made to fit a box of matches to minimize damage to the box while being carried in a pocket. Consists of a printed photo of cable trailer 571 in Nicholson St Fitzroy with the Royal Exhibition buildings in the background. Lists the opening dates of the various lines. The matchbox is by Bryant and May, made in Britain. On the rear of the box is an advert for the Orient Line of Royal Mail steamers in Europe and Australia. Not know who made the matchbox holder. Second matchbox made by Bryant & May of Richmond - has a 2nd world war message on the box label.


Demonstrates a souvenir of Melbourne's cable trams.

Physical description

Match box holder from folded metal with a printed plastic covered insert, the matchbox itself is from a wooden box with a cardboard insert, and many matches on wooden sticks.
2nd copy has an empty Bryant & May matchbox, cardboard.