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Silver Vesta box DUNIH 300

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Silver Vesta box

Silver Vesta box presented to George E. Kidd, Secretary of Dundee Shipbuilders Company, inscribed "Discovery". On reverse the inscription reads, 'Keel laid 7th March 1900, launched 21st March 1901, trial 14th May 1901'. Early matches were highly combustible and needed to be carried safely and free from moisture. Vesta boxes were the decorative pocketsize containers into which the bulk bought matches were transferred.

Number: DUNIH 300
Name: Silver Vesta box
Date: 1901
Maker: Not Specified
Location: On Display