Punch Matches

Object number

LDVAL 2008.1.1

Date

c. 1957

Description

A box of un-struck matches made by Abbey Match Works, Barking, Essex.
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 cardboard box decorated in red and blue ink. The top and bottom surfaces shows the image of a seated Punch, from "Punch and Judy". The inner draw slides out to reveal 48 un-struck matches with bright pink heads.

Condition

Fair

Type

Match box

Size

Whole length: 58mm
Depth: 38mm
height: 18mm

Material

Box: Paper
Matches: Wood

Collection type

Social history

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1720 (2008-02-12)

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Gallery

Metadata
End datec. 1957
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeMatch box
Material
Paper
Wood
Collection typeSocial history