Flaming fusees, c 1880.

Exton, David

Flaming fusees, c 1880.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


Match box containing Bryant and May's flaming fusees, guaranteed to flame in wind or rain. 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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