Match Holders : 100 Years of Ingenuity

By: Alsford, Denis B.

Price: $17.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


Atglen, PA, U.S.A.: Schiffer Publishing, Limited, 1994. Very Good. 680 color photos, Match holders, including table and pocket models, are explored in detail. The historical influences, patents, marks and photos shed light on the developments of match holders from the 1850s onward. A wide variety of match holders are depicted including pocket, "candle-in-a-box," stand-alone and wall hanging models. Discussions of major manufacturers and values included.


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The invention of the friction match in England in the 1830s helped to improve the daily lives of people in ways frequently overlooked. Match holders made their appearance by the 1850s in nearly endless, striking variety. Denis B. Alsford has complied fascinating historical influences, patents, marks and over 680 color photos to she light on the developments of match holders from their beginnings to their more recent forms as commonplace household items. A wide variety of match holders are depicted including pocket, "candle-in-a-box," stand-alone and wall hanging models. Paten drawings, discussions of major manufacturers, and copy from the British magazine "Punch" add dimension as well. All who are concerned with tobacco history, collecting match holders and antiques will find this book a useful reference.

Title: Match Holders : 100 Years of Ingenuity

Author Name: Alsford, Denis B.

Categories: Antiques/Collecting, Book,

Publisher: Atglen, PA, U.S.A., Schiffer Publishing, Limited: 1994

ISBN Number: 0887406335

ISBN Number 13: 9780887406331

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 002243

Keywords: MATCHBOXES ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES PAPER EPHEMERA