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Walker, John (1781–1859), chemist and inventor of a friction match

Christopher F. Lindsey

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/28503

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Walker, John (1781–1859), chemist and inventor of a friction match, was born at 104 High Street, Stockton-on-Tees, on 29 May 1781, the third son of John Walker (1748–1812), a grocer, and wine and spirits merchant, and his wife, Mary Peacock (1752–1840). He was educated in the town and afterwards apprenticed to ...

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