Maker: Monarch Match Co. San Jose CA (Ebay: Atlas-Outlet)
Arthur and Clifford Mead began Star in 1945 and opted for meters in 1959 when Pocatello authorized both meters and zone fares. (Idaho State Journal 1959-10-18 p. 13 and 1970-11-18 p. 2.
Maker: Superior Match Co. Chicago IL (Matchcover Collector: Taxi & Cabs)
Some small companies used "independence" as a selling point, implying personalized customer service. Big companies boasted of large fleets and wide coverage.