Product Type: Swan in Homeware
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The Original and Best Matches
Swan Vestas Matches
Member Name: Abski2001
Swan Vestas Matches
Advantages: Easy to use, safe and cheap
I generally use matches to light candles around my house, I have no need of them for anything else such as fires or a gas stove. I have always kept a box of Swan Vestas matches in a kitchen drawer for emergencies as well, such as a lack of lighter in the house.
Swan Vestas are made by House of Swan and are a leading producer of matches and also smoking paraphernalia. The brand was started in 1883 and by the 1930's the Vestas had become the biggest selling match in the UK.
The Swan Vestas matchbox is the usual shape and size that you would expect of a box of matches. It is rectangular in shape and quite thin, with approximate dimensions of 8 cm by 4 cm and a depth of 1 cm.
The box has a rough strip on one side of the box that is used to light the match. The box if the Swan brand colours, being bright yellow with red and green colours on top of this. The design is simple, with a swan image and the text 'The Original Swan Vestas' written on the front. There is also safety information written on the box.
To get into the matches you simply slide out the tray that is inside the main rectangular box, this tray houses the matches. The tray is flush with the box and so you don't have to worry about it sliding open too easily and spilling the matches onto the floor.
The Vestas Matches
The matches are small and thin wooden sticks, with a pink tip which is where the flame is ignited from. The matches are about 4 cm in length and sit horizontally in the box. To light the match you simple take one and strike it across the outside rough strip of the box, remembering to close the pack before you strike it to avoid any accidents.
The ingredients in the match along with the 'sand' like surface generates a heat when you strike it, this
heat then causes one of the ingredients in the pink tip to ignite. As a safety measure you must strike the match against the special strip, or else it will not light.
Swan Vestas have the ability to burn in open air with ease, there is nothing more frustrating that lighting a match and having it go out before the flame takes to the wood! The time of burning is about 10-15 seconds before you start getting your fingers burnt.
A box of these costs about 32 p in supermarkets and newsagents and you get about 80 matches per box. Great value and quality matches.
KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN.
STORE IN A DRY PLACE
Summary: The Original and Best Matches for Sure!
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