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Matchbox - Norwegian-Swedish-British Antarctic Expedition, Swedish Match Company, 1952 Object 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 5.30 cm (Height), 1.60 cm (Width), 4.10 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, souvenirs, commerce, domestic equipment, antarctic exploration, matchboxes, energy technology
Themes this item is part of: Antarctica Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Engineering Collection
Primary Classification: EXPLORATION
Secondary Classification: Antarctic
Tertiary Classification: personal effects
Manufacturer: Swedish Match Co., Sweden, 1952
Place & Date Used: Antarctica, 1952-1993

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