I have tried to locate the origin of the lighter and case but the British folks I spoke to via the internet have been of no help to date. They would combine the lighter with the cigarette case and a watchand those are very collectible. The idea of the whole thing is to create a spark, and the actual way that the spark is made varies a lot.
Today Zippo is still just selling fluid and flints and wick lighters. Zippo has not made a butane lighter for a long time. No change. I do have a plastic throwaway lighter that I saved. It was from the something Winter Olympics that was in Moscow. Jimmy Carter, getting even with the Russians, decided to cancel our participation in the Moscow Olympics that year, and they had already made the lighters.
I found one of them at a flea market, and I collected it because it was an Olympics that the United States never participated in. The two clubs in the United States each put on a couple of lighter shows a year. So the lighter shows are the place I go nowadays to find great lighters. The lighter club shows are a great place not only to get to hang with your friends, but to find great, old pieces, because buying from other collectors is where you get some really great things.
People are still finding great things on eBay, so it really is a great resource, no doubt about that. The lighter clubs and the lighter shows are also a great way to network with your fellow collectors. I have friends all over the world because of it. I really believe that collecting enhances your quality of life. I wanted to record and preserve this small piece of our past. Hence, the book. Cummings : My wife and I collect anything from the Art Deco period.
The Deco things we collect are what they call smalls. But the smalls are really enjoyable. All images in this article courtesy of Urban Cummings. My husband bought me this Dunhill lighter. Looks like silver or nickle. I have a lighter in the shape of an old car. If you press a button on the side the hood opens to expose the wick.
It is the size of a matchbox car. Does anyone know what it might be worth? I was given a lighter as a gift. It is still in the original box and comes with a flint holder and tiny brush. Thank you. I have an old Prince lighter with the name Minx on it. Its silver and like a lipstick tube. I know nothing about it and as of yet have found no info on it. ANyone have knowledge on this? I believe I have an Art Deco piece. The felt pocket and box all in excellent shape.
It was an old friend and her name was Zana which is the name engraved. It is like a recon tank, with simulated rubber tires. It was given to me by a british chap in the fifties. Made in japan. Any idea what it might be worth? Great article. Im 15 years old and my collection is up to around 80 lighters.
Your exactly right about the throw away jeneration. It is an all aluminum lighter with no markings. The box also contains the guarantee bond [a certificate with a number specific to this lighter]. It looks art deco. The company address on the guarantee bond is: Thore Manufacturing Co. State St. Any information on this lighter would be appreciated. Thanks, Al. Maybe bronze.
I am trying to discover the manufacturer of a very beautiful combination case and lighter thought to be recovered from a German U-boat officer during the prisoner processing in or The German officer was being processed at Norfolk Virginia. I have tried to locate the origin of the lighter and case but the British folks I spoke to via the internet have been of no help to date.
I would appriciate any info. Soho Joe. Good evening,I have a old zippo lighter it looks like a 5 barrell lighter patent number I actually still have the zippo box it came in. Do you know what year this lighter would be and because it has been sitting so long what would be the best way to clean the rust off of it? Also do you have any idea what it might be worth?
Thank you very much. Have a great evening. Bob Louth. I have a Japanese Nichika gas lighter jet flame, the patent number is This lighter has never been used, it is still in the original box, brown pouch and still has the owners manual. The lighter is with gold Japanese symbols.
Could you plese tell me if it is worth anything and some history on this lighter? Thank you Early. I have a Hav A Tampa 10k mens ring. All i can find out is that they were not sold in stores, but were given out from the company for years of service. It is in mint condition, made to look just like the cigar lable with red paint all intack. Would like to know if all i know is true and about the age of it? Thank you Walter. I have a Frank M.
Whiting lighter marked Sterling Pat. A pipe, cigar, or cigarette lit with the old styled, liquid fueled lighter taste absolutely terrible — you might as well have used a R. Friends of my parents had two foals born with in days of each other on their farm some years ago.
Both were palomino coloured. It was years before I understood the significance of the name I would love to find out more about it and hope you can be of some help. It is a Starlon Valentina-S U. It has a lovely decoration of mother-of-pearl on the front with paua abalone? It is in very good condition. Many thanks from Cathie. I have a really unusual lighter im no sure if it is a military boat or plane.
It is green has wings of some sort with stars engraved on each. Has thick clear glass on front with american flag and big eagles head under glass.. On the nose of the boat or plane are 2 tiny holes with tiny metal tube shaped pieces inside. I dont understand what those are for. I cant find any inscription but just under the lighters lid inside is a sticker with the number 35 on it.
Part of the top of the lighter looks like it might be silver and part chrome. Im completely baffled since no inscription. I have a Ronson butane lighter that is approximately 48 years old. It has made in West Germany it is need of repair. Do you know of anyone in the Chicago area who may be able to repair it? I came accross a pickup and light lighter that plugs in the wall and the center of it lights up and gets red hot so you can light whatever your smoking and its a light jade green color but the box says its a nile green and its made out of onyxite what can you tell me about it it works great and its in the orginal box Thanks god bless and have a great dsy :.
No model name on it. Any knowledge of this one? Can anyone help? Thanks Gus. The glass bottom at the top has stars around it and eagles around the middle. The silver top of the lighter says Japan and that is the only thing. No other letters or numbers. I would like to know if its worth anything and maybe history about it.
Thanks in advance for any help. So my question or comment this concerning this lighter that I have and it is still in a case and it has the warranty paper in the cases well, but I can find no nothing on the information that the case gives concerning the lighter, not on Google or eBay or anything and I would be most grateful for any information or systems and I might be able to get.
On the warranty paper that was laying below the lighter inside of the case it says at the bottom The Davinchi Co. I would love any information that you guys would be so kind as to give me and I thank you for your time and any further help that I may receive. I have this butane cube lighter, never used and in its original pristine box.
It is made in Japan. Thank you so much. I have a Ronson touch tip. The wick has had it. Tried to build a replacement, made a hash of it. Where can I get information on how to build a touch tip wick. I already know how not to do it with regular lighter wick. I am just stumbling upon this article in as I was doing research on the history of lighters and was appalled at the lack of material online.
This is a fantastic resource! I would like to thank you for your dedication and appreciation to lighters. I am a young collector myself and am planning on purchasing your book as well as The Legend of the Lighter. In the future I would like to participate in lighter shows or clubs. Your name required. Your email will not be published required. Your comment. Collectors Weekly. Sign in.
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April 24th, at pm tom cooley Says: I have a Frank M. May 16th, at pm Da Smoka Says: A pipe, cigar, or cigarette lit with the old styled, liquid fueled lighter taste absolutely terrible — you might as well have used a R. May 26th, at pm Sue Says: Friends of my parents had two foals born with in days of each other on their farm some years ago.
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