Match FAQs:

Q: Is a match a tool for starting a fire?

A: Yes.

Q: Are matches still called lucifers in Dutch?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a match ignited by dipping its tip in a small asbestos bottle filled with sulfuric acid?

A: Yes.

Q: Are matches made of small wooden sticks or stiff paper?

A: Yes.

Q: Are matches one shilling?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a match the simple fuse?

A: Yes, and still used in pyrotechnics to obtain a controlled time delay before ignition.

Q: Was a match invented in 1805 by Jean Chancel?

A: Yes, and assistant to Professor Louis Jacques Thénard of Paris.

Q: Was a match invented in 1826 by English chemist John Walker?

A: Yes, and a chemist and druggist from Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham.

Q: Was a match invented in 1836 by the Hungarian János Irinyi?

A: Yes, and who was a student of chemistry.

Q: Are matches banned on all kinds of aircraft under the "dangerous goods" classification U.N?

A: Yes, 1331, Matches, strike-anywhere.

Q: Was a match patented by Samuel Jones?

A: Yes, and these were sold as lucifer matches.

Q: Are matches classified as dangerous goods, "U.N"?

A: Yes, 1944, Matches, safety". They are not universally forbidden on aircraft; however, they must be declared as dangerous goods and individual airlines or countries may impose tighter restrictions".

Q: Were matches made from blocks of woods with cuts separating the splints but leaving their bases attached?

A: Yes.

Q: Were matches known as fa chu or tshui erh?

A: Yes.

Q: Were matches called "Congreves" after Sir William Congreve while they went by the name of loco foco in the United States?

A: Yes.

Q: Were matches still usable?

A: Yes.

Q: Are matches packaged in matchboxes?

A: Yes, and paper matches are partially cut into rows and stapled into matchbooks.

Q: Were matches unable to make the leap into mass production?

A: Yes, and due to the expense, their cumbersome nature and inherent danger.

Q: Was a match called a briquet phosphorique and it used a sulfur-tipped match to scrape inside a tube coated internally with phosphorus?

A: Yes.

Q: Were matches characterised by their burning speed i.e?

A: Yes, quick match and slow match.

Q: Was a match quite expensive?

A: Yes, and however, and its usage was also relatively very dangerous, so Chancel's matches never really became widely adopted or in commonplace use.

Q: Is a match struck the phosphorus and chlorate mix in a small amount forming something akin to the explosive Armstrong's mixture which ignites due to the friction?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a match achieved by crushing the capsule with a pair of pliers?

A: Yes, and mixing and releasing the ingredients in order for it to become alight.

Q: Was a match not introduced until around 1850–55?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a match granted in 1836 to Alonzo Dwight Phillips of Springfield?

A: Yes, and Massachusetts.

Q: Are matches longer than standard matches?

A: Yes.

Q: Were matches afflicted with phossy jaw and other bone disorders?

A: Yes, and there was enough white phosphorus in one pack to kill a person.