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Welcome to the Danish Match Museum's website - english version.
Some of the sites are still in danish, but we hope that you will
enjoy the sides despite of this.
Here, you can
read all about the Danish matchstick industry from the first
application for establishment in 1837 to 1972, when HE
Gosch & Co. was
forced to close.
If you want to read more about the danish match industry, we
have published the book "Svovlstikkerne - en glemt
industrihistorie" (sorry, still only in danish), which is in 444
pages with nearly 180 illustrations .
The book can be ordered via the "THE MUSEUM ", and you can see
here a brief description of the book or you can borrow it from a
The website provides a brief information on each topic, while
the book explains in more detail about each of these, and also
provides a historical connection between them and the
development of match industry in Denmark .
When we did our research for the book , was the large amount of
material that Gosch delivered by their closure , still in " bulk
" in the boxes at the State Archives, which we were able to dig
in. But when Business Archives since then has been recorded
small portion of the material , there emerged new up (including
a lot of photos), which we have now posted on the website .
If you strike further up at registration (what we both hope and
believe ) we will put the appropriate on the website as soon as
we have reviewed it .
the "THE MUSEUM" you can get in touch with the museum for any
questions or information you think might be useful supplements
to the website.
If you were to hold labels, boxes and material for match
industry (both in Denmark and abroad), we are still very
interested in this , whether it be as a donation to the museum,
any sale or if we can get a copy or photograph
it for playback
on the website.
Under "NEWS", we will provide regular updates on the state has
been made to the new website, then follow along with this .
The above topics takes you to the respective sides and the
heading "THE DANISH MATCH MUSEUM" will always lead you back to
the front .
Enjoy the website