When the modern match was first introduced as the "Congreve" the cost was 2s.
"Fragments of Two Centuries" by Alfred Kingston
The first practical friction matches were "Congreves," made in England in 1827.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
But both to Congreve justly shall submit, One matched in judgment, both o'er-matched in wit.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
But both to Congreve justly shall submit, One matched in judgment, both o'ermatched in wit.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
Why is a congreve-box without matches superior to all other boxes?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway