Most kitchens had a match holder/dispenser! Most gas stoves did not have a pilot-light; so a match was needed to "light" the cook stove and space heater. Matches were also used as deodorizes in the bathroom!
CAN OPENERS.before flip top cans. This was the only way to open tops of colas before twist-off tops. When a friend returned from serving in Viet Nam, he watched in disbelief when I screwed off a cola top without using this. The twist-off bottle came