A Promethean Match; similar to those of usual type

SMG00125977

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A Promethean Match; similar to those of usual type, but the paper covering unrolled to show the glass vesicle enclosed in the chemical preparation. Circa 1828.

Lit when a small tube of Chlorate of Potash inside was broken.

Details

Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/1291
type:
matches
taxonomy:
  • components
  • components
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.