Within a few years of the invention of the first friction match, manufacturers Bryant and May of England produced Wax Vestas which were also a friction match, but unlike John Walker's design in 1826, they had a wax stem.   A couple of decades later, safety matches were created when the combustible ingredients were separated between the match and a special striking surface on the box that contained them.   Detail: lid - BRYANT & MAY'S / ROYAL WAX VESTAS / MADE IN ENGLAND interior - BRYANT & MAY'S / ROYAL WAX VESTAS
Object no :
DMDM077a, DMDM077b
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Creator :
Bryant and May
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Dimensions :
height 13mm, width 78mm, depth 47mm
Materials :
card (box), wood (matches)
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