Hi all -
to be honest - I never heared of a desinfector or have seen one in the wild! What a bizarre instrument. We just open the windows and clean the house...
Here some other examples from my collection - it is always the same principle - idividually designed by the maker/artist. When you know the history of the first
matches (dangerous - by virtue of brisant, toxic and spontaneous combusting chemicals - expensive - so you used them with care, you lit the tinder cord and handed the box around. Etc, etc.) you understand, why this little instruments were invented. Not without reason in English this matchstoring utensils are called "matchsafes". Immagine 12 big matches selfigniting in your trouser pocket with a big blast .....Later the cigarette cases got the compartment for the matches and also an opening for the tinder cord.
All the big, famous companies made this boxes - in all the surfaces we know - niello, engraved, enamel etc.
Here some examples. Before some members get heartattacks and write nasty comments - all
the shown tinder cords are not
original. I use
carrying handles from shopping bags (many colours and the right diameter)...If someone have original, old tinder cords - let me know.