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Brian Manufacturing Co.

Los Angeles, CA

Q-Ball Lighter

Q-Ball Lighter - c. 1937
BEL-00H

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Q-Ball Lighter

Brilux - SEE Dunhill

 

Bride

Japan

Bride Superlative Automatic Standard Lighter

c. early - mid-1950s.  

 
  Bride Ohio States Lighter
BCL-00I Another View
Bride United Nations New York States Lighter
AbN-0AE Another View

Brilux - SEE: Dunhill

 

Broadfellow

England

Broadfellow Lighter

c. 1932 This lighter has a very unique position for the striker wheel.

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Broadfellow Lighter

More InfoBrookstone

Casablanca Lift Arm Lighter

This lighter was a modern version of one or more older designs. A nice, brass lighter it was, nevertheless, more a reproduction than anything else. This lighter was produced around 1985 and there were other companies that had the same or similar designs and occasionally one of those are seen; they are not called Casablanca, though. Harley Davidson put out a Casablanca lighter like this, as well.

The base of the lighter pulls off to reveal a "secret compartment" with a little retractor in it - suitable for stashing some currency... or whatever.
HBK-0DD

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Casablanca Lift Arm Lighter

Brookstone Lift Arm Lighter

c. late 1980s - early 1990s
HUK-00G

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Brookstone Lift Arm Lighter

Brother

Japan

Brother-Lite Automatic Super Lighter

Mississippi Magnolia State / Gulf Coast Lighter. c. late 1950s - early 1960s
KOK-0AB

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Brother-Lite Automatic Super Lighter

Brown & Bigelow / B&B

Founded in 1896 in St. Paul Minnesota. B & B were important makers of advertising lighters for a time and primarily dealt in printed materials such as calendars. Commissioned works by well knnown artists such as Norman Rockwell, Gil Elvgren, and others.

B&B Lift Arm Table Lighter

c. late 1920s. This lighter has no maker's mark on the lighter itself, but it is embossed into the leather covering on the back - and difficult to read! B&B logo with "Made In USA  St. Paul Minn"
BcL-0AE

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B&B Lift Arm Table Lighter

B&B Pull Chain Table Lighter

c. early 1920s. Pulling the chain causes the snuffer cap to come up and the spark wheel to strike the flint and produce a spark to produce a fire. This Brown & Bigelow lighter is from the early days of GMAC (General Motors Acceptance Corporation). Opened in 1919, GMAC revolutionized the retail industry by financing GM cars and trucks. Prior to GMAC people had to pay cash or make arrangements with local banks - most of which were reluctant to finance motor vehicles.
CHL-0AF

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B&B Pull Chain Table Lighter

B&B Pencil Lighter

Marked only as "B * B   U.S.A." on bottom edge of cap
FWL-00G

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B&B Pencil Lighter

B&B Gothic Table Lighter

c. 1948 These are almost always seen as advertising lighters and aren't marked by B&B - though documebntation that would have originally accompanied them shows the name 'The Gothic" and Brown & Bigelow.
BSL-0A0

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B&B Gothic Table Lighter

B&B Lil' Joe Lighter

c. mid 1940s. Apparently produced after WWII using surplus detonator parts from the Mark 17 torpedo

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B&B Lil' Joe Lighter

B&B Redilite / Tube Lighter

Brown & Bigelow sold tube lighters under the name Redilite primarily as advertising vehicles and other tube lighters more to the retail market as more decorative styles. c. 1929 through 1940s

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B&B Tube Lighter
BWM-00G Tube Lighter - probably predating the 'Redilite' name this is simply marked B&B
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B&B Redilite Lighter
HZK-0A0 c. late 1920s
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B&B Redilite Lighter
HZK-0A0 c. 1940s
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B&B Tube Lighter
c. late 1920s
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B&B Redilite Lighter
CTL-00F c. 1930s
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B&B Redilite Lighter B&B Redilite Lighter
CRL-0AA c. late 1920s Style 69819
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B&B Redi Flame Butane Table Lighter

c. 1951 One of the very early butane lighters, this uses a proprietary gas tank that is inserted into a chamber. When the fuel chamber cap is screwed on it punctures the tank allowing the gas to be used. The cap uses an O-Ring to seal the bottom of the fuel chamber. The much later Ronson Varaflame Comet used a very similar mechanism to the striking mechanism in the top of this lighter. None of these would be functional any longer because the fuel tanks are not refillable and are no longer made. The tanks look and operate like many modern day CO2 tanks such as used in air rifles and pistols.
HCL-00I

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B&B Redi Flame Butane Table Lighter

B&B SparkLite Butane Table Lighter

c. 1951 One of the very early butane lighters, this uses a proprietary gas tank that is inserted into a chamber for filling - best illustrated in the patent pictures.
HXL-0BI-S

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B&B SparkLite Butane Table Lighter

B&B Butane Table Lighter

c. 1963 This later butane table lighter uses standardized (universal) gas refill tanks and maintains the same basic mechanism as the early Redi Flame. It appears an adapter may be needed for fueling as I was unable to get any gas in using a standard butane refill. This lighter has a button on the back which, when pushed, causes the flint wheel to turn against a flint and produce a spark to ignite the gas. The lever near the top on the front is a flame adjustment.
HML-0AC-S

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B&B Butane Table Lighter

B&B Shotgun Shell Table Lighter

Just like an oversized shotgun shell.
BJM-0AC

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B&B Shotgun Shell Table Lighter

B&B Windproof Lighter

HdK-0AA

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Brown & Bigelow Windproof Lighter

B&B Wind Master Lighter

 

 
Brown & Bigelow Wind Master Lighter
HXK-0AI
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Brown & Bigelow Wind Master Lighter
LQK-00G Bakelite case
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Brown & Bigelow Wind Master Lighter
HdK-00H
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B&B Wind Master Lighter w/ Tape Measure

HCK-0B0

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Brown & Bigelow Wind Master Lighter w/ Tape Measure

B&B Remembrance Lighter

From the late 1950s

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  Brown & Bigelow Remembrance Lighter
HdK-00H
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Brown & Bigelow Remembrance Lighter
HdK-00H
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Brown & Bigelow Statesman Table Lighter

c. mid-1950s. B&B also made a beautiful ashtray, called The World Ashtray (see it at Misc Items), that was a perfect match for this lighter - though they were not sold together as a set.
IDK-0FC

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Brown & Bigelow Statesman Table Lighter

Brown & Bigelow 8 Ball Lighter

c. mid-1960s
IKK-0AD

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Brown & Bigelow 8 Ball Lighter

Brown & Bigelow Horseshoe Ashtray & Lighter

c. 1949
ATM-0AG

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Brown & Bigelow Horseshoe Ashtray & Lighter

Brown & Bigelow Table Lighter

c. 1951 One side has a wheel lighter. The other side has a button to depress which opens the top allowing access to a cigarette holder. A nice looking piece, but inconvenient for both lighting cigarettes and getting them out of the holder.

Patent

 
Brown & Bigelow Table Lighter
KKL-00H
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Brown & Bigelow Table Lighter
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Brown & Bigelow Table Lighter

Brown & Bigelow Table Lighter

c. mid-1960s

Brown & Bigelow Table Lighter

Brummell

United Kingdom

Brummell Aluminum Block Lighter

c. Late 1940s

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Brummell Aluminum Block Lighter

Buchmann-Strauss Corp. / General Research

1717 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo 11, NY

Firefly Flick Aluminum Lighter

More InfoThis is an aluminum block lighter - c. 1946.Where the flint is inserted from the bottom there are 4 holes for spare flints. This lighter opens and strikes the flint with a single motion using the striker wheel.

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Buchmann Firefly Deluxe Lighter
Deluxe
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General Research Firefly Flick Lighter
DOL-0AG Very unusual with light green paint in a 'crinkle' type coating that makes it appear irridescent. Another View   Another View   Another View

General Research Firefly Flick Lighter
JDK-00H
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General Research Firefly Flick Lighter
JBK-0AD
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Buxton

Japan

Buxton Automatic Lighter

Leather wrapped. c. Late 1950s - early 1960s.
KBK-00C

Buxton Automatic Lighter
Lighters:    #-A    Ac    Ami    B    Bowers    Br    Camel, etc.    C    Ch    Cl    Co    Com    Cor    D    Dunhill    E    F    Evans    G    H    I-J    K    Ke    L    M    Maj    Mas    Mete    N    Negbaur    O    MIOJ    P    Pak    Pe    Po-Q    R-Ri    Ro-Rv    Ronson    S    Se    Str    Sup    T    Thorens    U-We    Wh-Z    Unbranded    Ashtrays    Collections    Misc Items      PLEASE NOTE: Some enlargements may require scrolling to see the whole image.