Electric Match Lead

K. L. and B. J. Kosanke

This article originally appeared in Fireworks Business, No. 236, 2003.

A study of performance characteristics of some common electric matches had been conducted.[1] During the course of that study, a series of electron micrographs were made of the residues produced upon firing the electric matches. Those electric matches using lead mononitroresorcinate as a significant ingredient of their composition produced some interesting, albeit incredibly tiny, splatters of molten lead metal. In the thought that it might prove interesting to users of electric matches, four of these micrographs are shown in the accompanying figure.

Ref: Selected Pyrotechnic Publication of K.L. and B.J Kosanke, Part 7, (2003-2004), pp 51-51

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