Matches can be traced back to ancient civilizations in attempts to create fire. Matches, or something similar, were first recorded in ancient China when bamboo sticks were coated with a mixture of sulfur and other chemicals and then ignited by being struck against a rough surface. In the early 19th century, scientists attempted to develop a more convenient way to start fires. John Walker, an English chemist and apothecary invented one of the first matches, the friction match, in 1826.

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Elizabeth Dubinskiy

I am high school student with a passion for materials science and engineering. Using this blog I would like to share my research and findings.

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San Francisco Bay Peninsula