‘Strike-a-light’ tinder lighter, c1800

This ‘strike-a-light’ looks like a gun, but is actually designed to help light fires. It was made in about 1800 and donated to Brighton Museum by Dr Charles Hedley Clarence Visick (1858-1939). What can we see? Ignition mechanism The lighter was designed to ignite tinder, small combustible material that can be used to start a… Continue reading ‘Strike-a-light’ tinder lighter, c1800