STATE FIRE OFFICE VESTA BOX NECKLACE
STATE FIRE OFFICE VESTA BOX NECKLACE
STATE FIRE OFFICE VESTA BOX NECKLACE
STATE FIRE OFFICE VESTA BOX NECKLACE
STATE FIRE OFFICE VESTA BOX NECKLACE
STATE FIRE OFFICE VESTA BOX NECKLACE
STATE FIRE OFFICE VESTA BOX NECKLACE
STATE FIRE OFFICE VESTA BOX NECKLACE
STATE FIRE OFFICE VESTA BOX NECKLACE
STATE FIRE OFFICE VESTA BOX NECKLACE
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STATE FIRE OFFICE VESTA BOX NECKLACE

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A fireman’s Vesta box from The State Fire Office, hung on silver chains and with a fob medal.

Vesta boxes were produced extensively between 1890 - 1920. During this period, almost everyone carried Vesta ‘strike anywhere matches’, so they could light stoves, lanterns and other devices. Early matches were unreliable and prone to ignite from rubbing on one another or spontaneously, so most people carried a match safe (Vesta box) to house their matches. These were either held in a vest pocket or hung on a chatelaine.

The watch fob is the ideal accessory to any antique pocket watch.. The purpose of the watch fob is to not only allow for easy access to one’s timepiece whilst keeping it safe, but also to serve as a decorative ornament that should enhance the watch. The watch fob seeks to add a sense of style to an otherwise mundane item.

In Victorian times watch fobs became important symbols that could identify anyone as a member of a fraternal organisation, or even serve as advertising for certain stores and brands. The watch fob also solves the problem of digging through one’s pocket to find a valued timepiece. Using a chain or ribbon, the watch fob not only secures the watch in place, but also provides easy access to the chain..

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