Matches-The manufacture of fire

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The phosphorus match represents the culmination of the efforts to manufacture fire by friction at will, which started with the rubbing of two wood sticks. The modern cigarette lighter corresponds to the next evolutionary step in the process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-380
Number of pages12
JournalIndian Journal of Chemical Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 May 2005

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  • Chemistry (all)
  • Chemical Engineering (all)


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