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Title Matchbook, oversize: Venus Drawing Pencils. American Pencil Co., Hoboken, N.J. N.d, ca. 1941.
Object Name Novelty, Promotional
Catalog Number 2012.001.0208
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Description 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.

Date 1941
Year Range from 1941
Year Range to 1941
People Wiley, Nona
Search Terms American Lead Pencil Company
Caption outside + detail inverted
Imagefile 183\20120010208.TIF
Classification Advertising
Business & Commerce