[One of ] Nine fusee-boxes (2 5/8 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in

[One of ] Nine fusee-boxes (2 5/8 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 ins) of thin cardboard [only two acquired - nos 1704 and 1709]; all alike; sliding; on bottom, a strip of sand-paper; exteriors covered with variously-coloured papers; on top, a white paper label, printed in black, "Letchford's Perfumed Fuzees. R. "Letchford & Co., Wax Vesta Manufacturers, Old Montague "St., Whitechapel, London"; five of these boxes found together at Goring, Sussex, in 1910, at the back of a kitchen-range which had been in position for fifty years; each box contains a strip of twenty Fusees, cut into two portions of ten each, printed on front "Letchford's Scented Fusees, London" (the inscription being cut in half in the middle); date probably about 1860 (and so hand-dated). England.

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/1709
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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