|Jönköpings Westra Tändsticksfabrik (1881-1971)|
It was an engineer with the name of C.F. Wennberg, who founded the factory at the beginning of 1881. Jönköpings Westra main brand "Tre Stjärnor" or the English version "Three Stars" conquered most markets due to its good quality.
Jönköpings Westra Tändsticksfabrik: http://www.kuldsaar.se/jwt.html
|Parrot - Regular size and small size matchboxes|
|The Cockfight and the Stag safety matchse are dated 1903|
|Swedish matchboxes made for other countries|
|The Palmtree - made in Sweden in the 1930’s - If you look carefully you see that the matchboxes are different|
|The SORIBA F.A.O. SAFETY MATCHES dated 1949|
|Junebro Tändsticksfabrik (1910-1914)|
The factory began 1891 with the production of splinters. In 1910 the production of matches started. In 1914 it was taken over by the Jönköping Vulcan factory.
|A.B. Förenade Svenska Tändsticksfabriker (1913-1917)|
|A packet full of old WESTERVIKS boxes|
Westerviks Tändsticksfabrik (1858-1903)
The first match factory based in Westervik was founded in 1858 by Captain Landström. Prospective buyers opened a new factory at this site in 1874.
The new factory stopped the production from 1878-1880. In 1893 a fire broke out and the production stopped for almost the entire year 1893. In 1898 it was bought by Fredik Löwenadler, a well-known name in the match industry. The factory was incorporated into the Jönköping Vulcan Match AG in 1903.
|Uddevalla Tändstciksfabriker (1874-1934)|
There were two match factories in Uddevalla. There are no available data, when the first one was built. It is common knowledge that it was founded by a man with the name Edward Olsson, and that it closed in 1879.
The other factory was founded in 1874 by the shipowner Adolf P. Zachau.
To most common labels were "The Swallow" and "The Ant".
The factory was shut down in 1938 (or 1934?).
The Swallow Sakerhets Tandstickor are dated 1903