Bengal Matches

Discussion in 'Fireworks Nostalgia, Collectables And History' started by XiuhcoatlWesley, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Well not really fireworks, but I was gifted these some time ago.. I see a post or two with the odd box on, I've already used 3 or 4 boxes and thought nothing of it- I didn't realise they were of yesteryear, but hey - Thats what they we're made for right? Theres still plenty to go at.. ^^
  2. Bengal Matches

    A few other nice old examples. Shame they disappeared........

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  3. It'd be great to see bengal matches come back onto the shelves. They're not a banned firework, so why can't they be put back into production?
  4. It would be great. Octavius Hunt used to produce them up to a few years ago but even they have stopped now.
  5. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete UKFR Editor

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  6. pyro plim

    pyro plim Pro Firer/Crew

    What was the deal with" bengal matches should never be kept with fireworks" which used to be on some brochures guys? Was it a chemical thing??
  7. I guess it could be something to do with a general safety caution to prevent minors finding the easy way to start a fire thus causing a potential disaster. I doubt that it'd be something chemical.
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  8. G-Force Fireworks

    G-Force Fireworks Pro Firer/Crew

    I would love to have a box for my private collection, are you up for selling a box?

    Sad thing is I remember them more the the fireworks from my childhood, - the early to mid 1960's

    They could go with my Jumping Jacks, Mini Rockets and other toys.
  9. They often appear on Ebay.
  10. I just contacted that German company and they are unable to ship out of Germany unless it's in a large quantity to a registered firework company.
  11. Then maybe some of the sponsor firework retailers on here could buy some in bulk so that we can purchase off them :D
  12. Wow. So sorry about this G-Force, Really I am! I had a lot of issues with my tech in general back just after I made this and I never even saw that anyone had posted replies to me here.. So a message long overdue by well over a year now; Did you ever manage to pick up any of these at all?
  13. hi guys

    it,s an older topic , but i like to say , if you like bengal matches , they are somethimes available in Germany .

    these ones on the pictures i buy last month , amazing items.

    the have diffrents sorts . old an new ones , but they are real , no dummies .

    greetings johan

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  14. Amazon sells 30cm versions called Bengal Torches.
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  16. Cheers johan46 I will check that out. Would be great to be able to get them again.
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  17. I have this mix of bits and bobs available but not all in the store....... the Big Top still in original cellophane though open one end, Indoor Firework box from 1930's and the Standard Fairyland Fruit box ( also 1930's and in mint condition ) are empty........
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