Matchbook [Brooks Cameras, San Francisco]

Maker and role
Allenco Match, Manufacturer
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Object detail

Accession number
2016.167.70
Description
Matchbook: cardboard with red background. Front: "BOLEX / CAMERAS -- / PROJECTORS / COMPLETE / ACCESSORY LINE / Franchised Dealer and / Authorized Repair Station / BROOKS CAMERAS / 45 KEARNY at MAIDEN LANE / SAN FRANCISCO, 392-1902” with a depiction of a hand held movie camera. Back: “HASSELBLAND / CAMERAS / ACCESSORIES / LENSES . / Franchised Dealer and / authorized Repair Station / BROOKS CAMERAS / 45 KEARNY at MAIDEN LANE / SAN FRANCISCO, 392-1920” with the depiction of a hand held movie camera. Top: “The House of Brand Names” Inside: "We have the most / complete stock of / brand-name cameras / […] / BROOKS / CAMERAS / HOUSE / OF BRAND / NAMES / OVER / A QUARTER / CENTURY / 1940 -1966” with logo. Bottom: “ALLENCO MATCH AUCKLAND”. Contains matches.
Marks
ALLENCO MATCH AUCKLAND Maker's Mark
BOLEX / CAMERAS -- / PROJECTORS / COMPLETE / ACCESSORY LINE / Franchised Dealer and / Authorized Repair Station / BROOKS CAMERAS / 45 KEARNY at MAIDEN LANE / SAN FRANCISCO, 392-1902 Printed
HASSELBLAND / CAMERAS / ACCESSORIES / LENSES . / Franchised Dealer and / authorized Repair Station / BROOKS CAMERAS / 45 KEARNY at MAIDEN LANE / SAN FRANCISCO, 392-1920 Printed
The House of Brand Names Printed
We have the most / complete stock of / brand-name cameras / […] / BROOKS / CAMERAS / HOUSE / OF BRAND / NAMES / OVER / A QUARTER / CENTURY / 1940 -1966 Printed
Credit Line
Allenco Match. Matchbook [Brooks Cameras, San Francisco], 2016.167.70. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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Thank you for your comment Nancy.

- MOTAT Curatorial Research on 22-03-2021 18:29:50

Funny, I’ve never seen this before and my father owned Brooks Cameras

- Nancy Dee on 22-03-2021 04:34:46

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