“The Ohio Match Company was established in 1895 and was the second oldest operating match manufacturer in the United States. Originally, as with all of the early match manufacturers, Ohio made only wooden matches. Later, with the advent of book matches, Ohio began its journey to become one of the true giants of the industry. Located in Wadsworth, OH, its plant was the largest in the world, producing more than 300 million wooden and paper matches each day. The facility covered 18 acres. Also, in 1938, it was the first in the industry to regularly produce reverse-strikers.”
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So glad you posted these. We recently picked up a set for the Letterform Archive collection.
I love these! Thanks for this great post. 👏👏👏
The text-face on the back of these matchbooks is a lighter-weight of VGC’s Harry. (not shown in this post)