Fusees, c 1865.

Exton, David

Fusees, c 1865.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


Matchbox containing Hynam's perfumed fusees for lighting cigars by J Hynam, Finsbury, London. The fusee was a type of large headed match capable of staying alight in strong winds and was intended for lighting pipes or cigars, especially out of doors.

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