Tändsticksmuseet

Museum in Jönköping-Huskvarna

Apparently ‘the only match museum in the world’, Tändsticksmuseet, in an old match factory, deals with this practical Swedish invention. It’s quite an eye-opener: the industry was initially based on cheap child labour, workers frequently suffered from repulsive ‘phossy jaw’, and it was common knowledge that phosphorus matches were good for ‘speeding up inheritance and inducing abortions’.

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