NEW YORK TIMES Magazine Article Who Made That? -Striking on the Modern Matchbook

NEW YORK TIMES Magazine Article Who Made That? -Striking on the Modern Matchbook

Fun Match Fact: Who Invented the strike on cover match book?

“…Joshua Pusey, a lawyer and the inventor of the modern toboggan, patented a folded piece of cardboard carrying matches and a striker in 1892. …. legend suggests it had more to do with vanity than with safety. “I heard that he was a patent attorney and was always wearing suits and vests,” explains Mark Bean, President of the match division of New Hampshire’s D. D. Bean & Sons Company, which has been in the trade since 1938. “And that the box of wooden matches was bulky and awkward to carry around.”

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