Exhibitor : Joel Viana de Lemos
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Before the creation of the monopoly in the manufacture of matches in 1895, Portugal imported spring flap type matchboxes from eight Italian factories:
- Ambrogio Dellacha; Abbona & Romagna; Benvenuti & Salsiccioni; Francesco Lavaggi e F.º ; Faustino de Medici; Giacomo de Medici; L. Baschiera e C.; Luigi de Medici
The number of boxes imported between 1882 and 1895 was very significant.
The following are matchboxes imported from each of these factories and below all panels of the respective series are shown.
These factories used the following Lithographic Printers:
- Armanino – Genova; Doyen – Torino; Dello Stabilimento – Torino; Fratelli Tensi – Milano; Amusso – Biela; Giordana & Salussolia
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