This is the story of the invention of the safety fuse by William Bickford, the history of Bickford Smith the company he founded which was a world leader in the production of safety fuse and the story of the other works which produced the product in Cornwall.

The book runs to 240 pages and will be available in a paperback edition at £20 and a limited 100 copy hardback edition for £28. The book makes an excellent companion to Bryan Earl’s Cornish Explosives, which is still available at a bargain price of £14.99.

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