scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Homemade firestarters
Paul S. Wolf (paul.s.wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU
Mon Feb 21 2000 - 08:56:00 CST
> I need to make some more of these guys as I get more involved in boy
> scouts -- the only problem is that I can't find strike-anywhere
> matches anywhere. I even looked in Ohio when visiting my folks, to no
> avail. (Are Ohio Blue Tip matches made in Ohio? Are they still
I have 2 boxes in front of me.
One says: Ohio Blue Tip Matches
Strike Anywhere Kitchen Matches
(c) 1984 Ohio Match Company
Wadsworth, Ohio 44281
The other says: Ohio Blue Tip Matches
Strike on Box Kitchen Matches
A Division of Diamond Brands Inc.
Minneapolis, MN 55416
It appears that Ohio Match Co. was bought out by a national company, but
they may still be made at a plant in Wadsworth, OH.
Also note the change from "Strike Anywhere" to "Strike on Box". They
may have changed the matches to safety matches.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu