Diamond Match Company

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The Diamond Match Co. circa Depression Era, Specimen Stock Certificate

The Diamond Match Company originally founded by O. C. Barber as the Barber Match Company, was the largest manufacturer of matches in the United States in the late nineteenth century.[1] Jarden is the current owner of the Diamond brand.

Became a part of the Kreugerconcern 1932 when, Ivar Kreuger took control of more than 52% of the shares.

The Diamond Match Company operated a plant at Wilmington, Delaware, now located in the East Brandywine Historic District.[2] The company operated another plant in Barber, California.


  1. ^ "Diamond Match Company". ohiohistorycentral.org. 
  2. ^ Priscilla M. Thompson and Franklyn M. Thompson (May 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: East Brandywine Historic District". 

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