Match - Matchbooks and Matchboxes

Matchbooks and Matchboxes

The development of a specialized "matchbook" with both matches and a striking surface occurred in the 1890s with the American Joshua Pusey, who sold his patent to the Diamond Match Company. The Diamond Match Company was later bought by Bryant and May.

The hobby of collecting match-related items, such as matchcovers and matchbox labels, is known as phillumeny.

Read more about this topic:  Match

Other articles related to "matchbooks and matchboxes, matchbook":

Matchsticks - Matchbooks and Matchboxes
... The development of a specialized "matchbook" with both matches and a striking surface occurred in the 1890s with the American Joshua Pusey, who sold his patent to the Diamond ...