Victorian Captain Webb Puck ~ Match Strike ~ 1901
MATCH STRIKE Liverpool. England
This is a heavy pottery /stone pub match striker is 4 inches in diameter and 3 inches tall. Wonderful rare beehive shape.
In 1901 the American match maker The Diamond Match Company bought an existing match factory in the United Kingdom, at Litherland, 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.
A Beauty. The match strike is in great condition, possibly never used. The strike were a mainstay in English pubs holding the matches upright and struck along the rough side of the piece.