Desert Cab Taxi
Maker: Diamond Match Co. Los Angeles CA (Ebay: Matchbook Album Store)
Desert Cab's phone number was still 39 in the January, 1950 Yuma telephone book but changed to 3-4444 in the July, 1950 phone book.
Checker Cabs / Yellow Cabs
Little Rock, Arkansas
Maker: Universal Match Corp. St. Louis MO (Ebay: Manhawksprophets
The rivalry between Checker and Yellow in 1920s Chicago led to open warfare, with shootings, bombings and arson. But in later years owners could purchase franchises from both companies, appealing to two sets of loyal customers.