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
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.
Whole length: 58mm
Entry Number 1720 (2008-02-12)