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Cohen & Charles

London luxury jewelers

Cohen & Charles 'Lion King' Lighter

1926. See Article: The Lion King

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Cohen & Charles 'Lion King' Lighter

More InfoColby Lighter Corp.

Colby Automatic Lighter

c. 1947 This lighter has a unique squeeze mechanism that opens it and, in the process, causes the spark wheel to strike the flint and produce the flame. The lighter is made of a metal known as Monel.More Info Two different pocket models were made - the aerlier one had screws on the bottom for flint and fuel; the later had a single screw for the flint which also allowed removal of the bottom for refueling. A table model was also made - strange looking as it had the lighter laying on its side atop a base.

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  Colby Automatic Lighter
EML-0DD c. 1945
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Colby Automatic Lighter
LXK-0EA c. 1947
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More InfoColibri

Colibri Original 'Kickstart' Lighter

Kickstart lighters were produced beginning about 1927. This lighter requires more work to operate than you might imagine... The lever is pushed down and back to open the top (which may also produce a spark going in the wrong direction). Next, the lever must be forcefully brought back to its original position to produce a spark going toward the wick to produce a flame.

British Patent    Patent pg 1    Patent pg 2

Colibri Original 'Kickstart' Lighter
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Colibri Original 'Kickstart' Lighter
With watch. c. 1928
Colibri Original 'Kickstart' Lighter
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  Colibri Original 'Kickstart' Lighter
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Colibri Original 'Kickstart' Lighter
CJL-0BI
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Colibri UL (Utility Lighter) Tube Lighter

c.1942. The base of this example and the internal works are steel while the top tube is brass. It appears that originally both were likely painted... but no more.
KAK-00H

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Colibri UL (Utility Lighter) Tube Lighter

Colibri Stratton Butane Lighter

 KQK-00G

Colibri by Kreisler Lighter

Colibri by Kreisler Lighter

Flint & petrol lighters from the late 1940s - made in US Zone West Germany - the US Zone ended in 1949 with the establishment of the German Democratic Government (West Germany).

Patent 

Colibri by Kreisler Lighter
HYK-00G
Colibri by Kreisler Lighter
HdK-0A0
Colibri by Kreisler Lighter
HeK-0AG

Colibri Monogas Lighter

Butane mid-1960s
HbK-0AC

Colibri by Kreisler Lighter

Colibri M23 Butane Lighter

Really the same as the Ibelo M23! Not so surprising since Colibri and Ibelo/Jbelo are the same principals - first in Germany then in England.
HUK-0AA

Colibri M23 Lighter

Colibri Molectric 80 Lighter

The Molectric introduced the world to pocket piezoelectric lighters in 1967 with the Molectric 80 being the first one - succeeded 2 years later by the Molectric 88. Though patented in 1962, it took awhile to get it right for production and consumer sales. There were at least 2 versions of this lighter. An apparently early version had a screw cap over the fuel valve in the bottom and required an adapter for fueling (see 'Another View') while the later version had what we now think of as a standard fuel valve. The very first piezoelectric was the Mauriman Business Table Lighter in 1966.
ANL-0A0

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See Article: A Brief History of Matches and Lighters

Colibri Molectric 80 Lighter

Colibri Molectric 88 Lighter

The immediate successor to the Colibri Molectric 80 (above) - circa 1969.

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Colibri Molectric 88 Lighter

Colibri Molectric Lighter

This example is a slightly later Molectric than the '80' and was produced in Ireland.

 
  Colibri Molectric Lighter
AcL-0AC
Colibri Molectric Lighter
KQK-0AF
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Colibri Mother of Pearl Table Lighter

c. 1963 Colibri Monogas lighter
HMK-0BB

Colibri Mother of Pearl Table Lighter

Colibri Pyramid Butane Table Lighter / Ash Tray

Colibri Monogas lighter c. 1999
LMK-0AH

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Colibri Pyramid Butane Table Lighter / Ash Tray

Colvair

Japan

Colvair Slide-O-Matic Lighter

IFK-00F

Colvair Slide-O-Matic Lighter
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