which came first the lighter or the matches?

Logic would say that matches came first and the lighter second,

yet research on google is saying otherwise... 1 website says lighter first, next website says matches first....

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes it is true that lighter were invented before matches, the modern match box was created by British Chemist John Walker in the year 1827, where as the cigarette lighter was created eleven years prior in the year 1816 by German chemist J.W. Dobereiner.

    A lighter basically is a handy device often used to create a flame. It is made up of a metal or plastic container which has been filled up with lighter fluid, along with a means of ignition and certain provision for extinguishing the flame, either by cutting out the air supply or fuel.

    A butane lighter flame averages heat up to 750 degrees Celsius. Lighters applying naphtha normally have a wick which is immersed in to the fluid and becomes saturated.

  • sant
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Lighter Match

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    This question is tricky, because there are different "matches". The matches that are scrapped on the black side of the box are invented in 1826, while the lighter is invented in 1823, 3 years before the match.

  • Norine
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    the lighter because the car lighter came before the match

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  • holly
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yes i would agree with your logic, internet sources are not always reliable.

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