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Diamond Match Co

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Linacre-road, at Seaforth, British subsidiary of an American company

Read a description of the works at The Engineer 1899/07/07.

The American match maker, The Diamond Match Company, bought an existing match factory in the United Kingdom, at Bootle, near Liverpool, and installed a continuous match=making machine that could produce 600,000 matches per hour. Their matches were sold under the Captain Webb, Puck and Swan Vestas brand names.

1905 Bryant and May bought the assets and goodwill of the British Diamond Match Company; in this way the (American) Diamond Match Company acquired 54.5 percent of the share capital of Bryant and May.

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