The lighter was invented before matches!

10 janvier 2015 | Dans Entertainment, Society
The lighter was invented before matches!

The Döbereiner lighter is the first lighter to be invented by a German chemist named Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner in 1823. It was a sort of cartridge filled with hydrogen and activated with a platinum catalyst.

However, matches that we know today and that produce a one-time-flame by friction appeared in 1827 when a British chemist named John Walker created a combination of antimony sulfide, chlorate potassium, gum and starch.

The first match-box was produced in 1832.

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