Anton von Schrotter, Austrian scientist, c 1860-1869.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Anton von Schrotter, Austrian scientist, c 1860-1869.

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Description

Anton von Schrotter (1802-1875) discovered in 1845 red phosphorous, which led him to create a safety match where part of the combustible ingredients were in the head of the match and part on the striking surface of the box.
 

Image Ref.

10303142
 

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