- 10-Strike - generic term
for covers with 10 matches;
by Ohio, Match Corp, and Universal; introduced by Universal in
1938. John Williamss collection numbers 8,000+ [see also
12-Strike - generic term for covers with 12 matches; cover
is slightly wider than 10-strike covers; produced by Arrow Match
Co., Advance Match Co., and Maryland Match Co.; unclear as to
whether Arrow or Advance introduced the size. At least 1714 known.
12-Up - Arrow Match Co. trademark for its 12-strike covers;
20-Strike - generic term for covers with 20 matches or
that sized cover; earliest and most common size of matchcover;
produced by almost all US manufacturers after 1920. [see also
specific trademarks such as Eagle 20, etc.]
21 Feature - Lion trademark for its 21-stick Feature covers;
these are 30-stick sized covers; introduced c. 1935.
22 Feature - Lion trademark for its 22-stick Feature covers;
these are 30-stick sized covers; introduced c. 1935
30-Strike - generic term for covers with 30 matches or
that sized cover; first introduced by Owname in 1935. [see also
specific trademarks such as Ambassador, Aristocrat, etc.]
40-Strike - generic term for covers with 40 matches or
that sized cover; introduced by Advance Match Co. in 1931. Joe
Onofris collection numbers 2000+. [see also specific trademarks
such as Billboard, Royal Flash, etc.]
100-Strike - generic term for covers with 100 matches.
[see also Centurylite]
200-Strike - a cover with 200 match sticks; souvenir-types.
240-Strike - a cover with 240 match sticks; souvenir-types;
AA - An infrequently used abbreviation for American Ace
[See American Ace]
Abrasive - A previously obsolete term for striker, but
it seems to be making something of a comeback with the appearance
in recent years of a very granulated-type striker on certain
matchboxes, often foreign.
Accumulation - As opposed to collection, refers to an
amassed group of covers or boxes which have not been organized
into any logical fashion; often used to refer to the holdings
Ace - Short form of American Ace [See American Ace]
Ace Match Corp. - Defunct match company; Maywood, IL,
1936- dissolved 1957. [I have never actually seen an Ace mm]
Acme Match Corp. - Defunct match company; Duluth, MN (?);
originally Acme Match Co.1920s-1931. 6 covers currently listed.
Acme Quality - Acme Match Co. footer (1920s)
Acorn Match Co. - Defunct match company; c. 1920s. 3 covers
Action Match - Universal trademark, ca. 1940; characterized
by flared edges at the saddle when opened; at least 24 known
Adams Hats - Sponsor/advertiser for 9 sets and series
of 20-strike covers from 1935 to 1948;
on the availability of the full glossary are here.