Creation Date: ca. 1930 - 1955
Catalog ID: 2016.24.101
Matchbook advertising Hargreaves and Orkney, Yakima, WA, ca. 1930 - 1955. Cardboard matchbook is yellow, light green, red, and white with black and white print. On front flap is wide yellow horizontal band with alternating green, red, and white stripes. On back flap is advertisement for insurance with illustration of covered wagon with oxen and human figures with mountains and clouds in background. Inside cover is gray with black print. Four matches with red heads remain. Staple at bottom, on striker. Printed on front: ASK/ HARGREAVES & ORKNEY/ 16 North 2nd Street/ YAKIMA, WASHINGTON/ PHONE: 2-8558/ Close Cover Before Striking. Printed on back: ORGANIZED 1894/ OREGON MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE CO./ PIONEER MUTUAL OF THE WEST/ SINCE 1894/ OREGON MUTUAL/ FIRE INSURANCE CO./ McMINNVILLE, OREGON. Printed on top: "Save With Safety". Printed on bottom: Universal Match Corp., Portland. Printed on inside: When you buy/ Oregon Mutual/ fire insurance you/ SAVE UP TO 20%/ OUR OVER HALF CENTURY RECORD/ ASSURES YOU/ PROTECTION WITH/ SAFETY/ This saving is possible/ because we accept/ NO BAD FIRE RISKS/ No stronger or better/ fire insurance anywhere./ STANDARD NON-ASSESSIBLE/POLICIES.