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Matchbox - Norwegian-Swedish-British Antarctic Expedition, Swedish Match Company, 1952 Reg. No: SH 930748
- Matchbox promoting the 1949-1952 Norwegian-Swedish-British Antarctic Expedition, manufactured by the Swedish Match Company, Sweden, 1952. They were used on Heard Island and in Antarctica, circa 1952-1993.
- Rectangular matchbox with outer shell made from very fine wood. Covering the wood is a layer of blue paper, over which a rough surface has been placed on two sides. This surface allows the match to ignite. On one side of the box there is printed a penguin with some words and dates promoting the 1949-1952 Antarctic Expedition. Inside the shell is a container to hold the matches. This container is also made from wood and is covered in blue paper. The matches have a brown head on them.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Dr Phillip Law - Australian Antarctic Division Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, 1993
|Dimensions:||5.30 cm (Height), 1.60 cm (Width), 4.10 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||civic mementoes, souvenirs, commerce, domestic equipment, antarctic exploration, matchboxes|
|Themes this item is part of:||Antarctica Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||personal effects|
|Inscriptions:||Printed: NORWEGIAN-SWEDISH-BRITISH/ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION/1949/1952/MADE IN SWEDEN/SWEDISH MATCH COMPANY.|
|Manufacturer:||Swedish Match Co., Sweden, 1952|
|Place & Date Used:||Antarctica, 1952-1993|