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Matches were called Congreves by the inventor

Fact - Worlds first friction matches were called "Congreves" (after Sir William Congreve) by the inventor John Walker.
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The world’s first friction matches were invented by John Walker who called them “Congreves” after Sir William Congreve, English inventor and rocket pioneer.

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