Match is used to start a fire. It is a stick usually made in wood with an end covered with an inflamable material that can be ignited by stricking on a rough surface. The friction match, was invented on 1827 by John Walker, an English chemist, and during the next years was perfectionated in order to make it safer, practical and useful.

Match laid on a surface similar to marble

A wooden match

Why I think match is an example of good design

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