|Title||Matchbook, oversize: Venus Drawing Pencils. American Pencil Co., Hoboken, N.J. N.d, ca. 1941.|
|Object Name||Novelty, Promotional|
|Collection||Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection|
Oversize advertising matchbook: Venus Drawing Pencils. American Pencil Co., Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1941. Printed card stock, 3-3/8" wide x 9-1/8" (fully unfolded as received); no matches present. Inside has pencil notation: Nona Wiley May 2 - 41.
A promotional advertising novelty. See objects 2011.005.0002 for another of these oversize matchbooks which is complete and very different in appearance.
Company was also known as the American Lead Pencil Company Manufacturing manufacturing and offices were in Hoboken at this time (previously it also used New York City as a company address.)
Blank space is left on the back for imprinting of a distributor or retail shop.
The matchbook maker was Lion Match Co., Inc, New York. This item was in a line stated as 'Giant "Feature" Match Books' with four patents listed, the latest being a 1932 patent.
|Year Range from||1941.0|
|Year Range to||1941.0|
American Lead Pencil Company
|Caption||outside + detail inverted|
Business & Commerce