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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ...this type of match for consumption abroad, but its exportation was only a temporary matter, for, as a rule, no foreign country buys the "Belgian " match. The " English " match is also made from white phosphorus; instead of being dipped first in sulphur it is paraffined: it crepitates strongly when struck. In the dry state the paste of these matches contains from o to 0 per cent, of white phosphorus, very exceptionally 7 to 7.1, per cent. The " English" match is not consumed in Belgium: it is exported in large quantities to England and her colonies. About G50 workpeople, spread over seven factories, arę employed in the manufacture of this match for exportation. The paste for " Vestas" contains as the maximum 8 per cent, of white phosphorus. This match gives employment to nearly 400 workpeople, spread over two factories, and is not consumed in Belgium except in very small quantities. It is exported to England and other foreign countries. The number of workers of all ages and of both sexes occupied in the manufacture of white phosphorus matches is 1,550, of whom only 500 are engaged in making matches for home consumption. About 1,100 makers of all ages are employed in 10 factories making " Swedish " matches, a manufacture generally admitted to be healthy, since it is the red, and not the white phosphorus that is used therein. More than one-half of the Swedish matches made in Belgium are exported. When the question of the suppression of the three kinds of matches that contain white phosphorus was submitted to the consideration of the manufacturers, they were unanimous in regard to the retention of those matches destined for exportation. The fear, too, was felt that a large portion of the trade would be expr...
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