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Tin - Wax Vestas, Chicago World Fair, 'Bryant & May London', 1893 Object Reg. No: HT 21487

Summary:
Souvenir metal matchbox tin, manufactured by Bryant & May, with painted image commemorating Chicago's World Fair in 1893,
Description:
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.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 5 mm (Height), 45 mm (Width)

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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, 1893

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