Issue 6 and Volume 42.

TO LESSEN THE MATCH-RISK The National Fire Protection association having appointed a committee on matches, its report, as presented to the association at its annual meeting, stated that the committee has visited match factories and obtained very valuable information from their managers with whom they freely consulted. The report goes on to say that the investigations of the committee showed that the matches in most common use are “confined to four types, each radically different from the others, the balance being novelties in the match industry or made for some special purpose. As these form such a small percentage of the whole, the committee considered it advisable to confine labors to such matches as are generally used. The four types are known as the parlor, sulphur, double dip and safety. The splints for nearly all domestic matches are of white pine, and those of foreign make are of fur and…

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