Masters Army and Navy Safety Matches

Object number

LDVAL 2006.8.1

Date

after 1919 – before 1927

Description

An empty box of used Masters Army and Navy Safety Matches. Made by the Abbey Match Works in Barking. The match works opened as JonKoping & Vulcan's Abbey Match Works in 1908-1910. In 1919 The match works were taken over by JJ Masters and then, in 1927, they became part of the British Match Corporation Ltd. By 1921 it employed 530 workers, the most of any of the industries in Barking.

Physical description

Small rectangular match box. Has the Masters logo on top and bottom of cover, which shows a cavalry man on the left and a sailor on the right. Has striking pads on both of its long side. The drawer is covered in a pale blue paper.

Condition

Good

Type

Match box

Size

Whole length: 58mm
width: 36.5mm
Depth: 18mm

Collection type

Social history

Inscription

Inscription Printed On front and back: MASTERS ARMY & NAVY BRTISH MADE SAFETY MATCHES ABBEY MATCH WORKS, BARKING, ESSEX

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1641 (2006-02-09)

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Metadata
Start dateafter 1919
End datebefore 1927
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeMatch box
Collection typeSocial history