Early Chemical Matches (c.1810)

Made:
1810

Early Chemical Matches (c.1810), in green-lacquered tin box with gold ornamentation, engraved WM FORREST CHEMIST & DRUGGIST, MARKET PLACE, GAINSBORO; containing 35 original matches, acid bottle and small candle. This box formed part of the fittings of a dressing case presented by George III to his surgeon

Details

Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1993-1319
type:
matches
taxonomy:
  • components
  • components
credit:
National Maritime Museum