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Joshua Pusey (March 27, 1842 - May 8, 1906 (?)), was an American inventor and a prominent attorney. March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in Leap years). ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... An inventor is a person who creates new inventions, typically technical devices such as mechanical, electrical or software devices or methods. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ...


Pusey was a Pennsylvanian attorney who was fond of smoking cigars. Fed up with carrying bulky boxes of wooden matches, he set to work to invent paper matches that would be lighter and smaller. His final design had matches secured to a thin paper wrapping with an attached striking surface. Unlike present-day matchbooks, Pusey positioned the striking surface on the inside of the paper fold. This allowed all 50 maches to be lit at once. The diamond match company later put the striking surface on the outside. State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Official language(s) None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... For information about smoking tobacco, see tobacco smoking. ... Four cigars of different brands (from top: H. Upmann, Montecristo, Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta) A cigar, airtight storage tube, and guillotine-style cutter A cigar is a tightly rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco, one end of which is ignited so that its smoke may be drawn into the... A tree trunk as found at the Veluwe, The Netherlands Wood derives from woody plants, notably trees but also shrubs. ... Household safety matches Ignition of a match burning match This article refers to the implement used to create a flame. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


He received a patent for his invention of the paper matchbook (which he called "flexibles") in 1889, but the idea did not catch on right away. Eight years later, in 1897, the Mendelssohn Opera Company distributed matchbooks with their logo emblazoned on them to advertise their New York opening. After this promotion, demand for paper matchbooks soared. A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state to a person for a fixed period of time in exchange for the regulated, public disclosure of certain details of a device, method, process or composition of matter (substance) (known as an invention) which is new, inventive and... Matchbook (open) A Matchbook is a small cardboard container that holds a quantity of matches inside and has a coarse striking surface on the exterior. ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy at the age of thirty Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, known simply as Felix Mendelssohn (February 3, 1809 – November 4, 1847) was a German composer of the early Romantic period. ... A logotype, commonly known as a logo, is the graphic element of a trademark or brand, which is set in a special typeface/font, or arranged in a particular, but legible, way. ... State nickname: The Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² or 54,556 square miles (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water... The supply and demand model describes how prices vary as a result of a balance between product availability at each price (supply) and the desires of those with purchasing power at each price (demand). ...


Pusey later sold the invention to the Diamond Match Company for $4000 in 1896. 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


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Joshua Pusey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (214 words)
Joshua Pusey (March 27, 1842 - May 8, 1906 (?)), was an American inventor and a prominent attorney.
Pusey was a Pennsylvanian attorney who was fond of smoking cigars.
Pusey later sold the invention to the Diamond Match Company for $4000 in 1896.
The History of Matchcovers (864 words)
Joshua Pusey, a Philadelphia lawyer and patent attorney, is credited with the first matchbook in 1889.
Pusey probably cut the first matchbook from a cardboard-like material with a pair of offce shears.
Pusey christened his invention "flexibles"; however, no records exist as to the number of match sticks in that first book.
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