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Tin - Wax Vestas, Chicago World Fair, 'Bryant & May London', 1893 Reg. No: HT 21487
- Souvenir metal matchbox tin, manufactured by Bryant & May, with painted image commemorating Chicago's World Fair in 1893,
- Small rectangular container with curved edges used to house wax vestas (matches) made of tin, decorated with patterns in red, blue and yellow and an illustration of a war ship on the front. Bottom has metal grate for striking matches.
|Dimensions:||5 mm (Height), 45 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||retailing, commerce, promotional materials, matchboxes|
|Themes this item is part of:||Domestic & Community Life Collection, The Berry Family Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING|
|Secondary Classification:||World Fairs|
|Tertiary Classification:||chicago 1893|
|Inscriptions:||Printed in lid: "CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR 1893 U.S.A. MAN OF WAR."
Printed on sides: "WAX VESTAS MADE IN ENGLAND / CELEBRATED WAX VESTAS / BRYANT & MAY'S / BRYANT & MAY LONDON"
|Manufacturer:||Bryant & May, England, Great Britain, 1893|