MATCHES
S. R. VAN DUZER
1866

One of the many fine products distributed by
S.R. Van Duzer's wholesale drug firm.

The First Issue 1¢ Proprietary bears
Van Duzer's "S.R.V.D. Dec 1866" marking
and is also interesting as evidence of automation.

It was affixed to the product by a stamp-affixing machine.
Note the straightedges, sliced out-of-synch with the perforations
by the machine's cutting blade.