Diamond International Corporation

Diamond International Corporation
Item# 2806
$12.00

Diamond International Corporation
In 1889, Joshua Pusey invented the matchbook, he called his matchbook matches "Flexibles". Pusey's patent was unsuccessfully challenged by the Diamond Match Company who had invented a similar matchbook (their striker was on the outside, Pusey's was on the inside). His patent was later purchased by the Diamond Match Company in 1896 for $4,000 and a job offer.

In 1910, the Diamond Match Company patented the first nonpoisonous match in the U.S., which used a safe chemical called sesquisulfide of phophorous.

United States President William H. Taft publicly asked Diamond Match to release their patent for the good of mankind. They did on January 28, 1911, Congress placed a high tax on matches made with white phosphorous.


Certificate: Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock, issued in the 1980s

Printer: Security-Columbian Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 8 (h) x 12 (w)

State: DE-Delaware

Subject Matter: Consumer Products | Famous Companies

Vignette Topic(s): Female Subject | Angel Featured | Hemispheres Featured

Condition: Vertical fold lines, punch hole and stamp cancels in the signature areas and body, and some toning and edge faults from age.





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