3 strips of later fusees, nitre soaked cardboard w

Made:
1840-1880

3 strips of later fusees, nitre soaked cardboard with phosphorus blobs on the ends, English, 1840-1889, later type of fusee since the phosphorus has not been applied by equilateral dipping of the strip but by the application of a single blob of phosphorus covering nothing like the entire surface at the end of the match, a feature of the older fusees

Details

Category:
Smoking
Object Number:
A656878
Materials:
cardboard, nitre, phosphorus
type:
matches, smoking (accessories) fusee, matches, smoking (accessories)
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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