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More InfoIbelo / Jbelo

Ibelo M23 Butane Lighter

Really identical to the Colibri M23 lighter. Not so surprising since Colibri and Ibelo/Jbelo are the same principals - first in Germany then in England. c. 1960s
INK-0AF

Ibelo M23 Lighter

Ibelo Monogas Butane Lighter

This produced model is identical to the Colibri Monogas Lighter. The case is marked Made In Germany while the works are marked Made in France. Mid-1960s
JbK-0AC

Ibelo Butane Lighter

Ideal Platinum Igniter

Germany

Ideal Platinum Igniter

This is an early catalytic lighter, though the approximate date has not been determined. It is known to be early because the instruction sheet specifically mentions using the lighter to ignite gas lights!

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Ideal Platinum Igniter

More InfoImco / Jmco

Imco IFA Slide Sleeve Lighter

IFA mid-1920s - late 1930s. 1936. Because of the script on this lighter series the "IFA" is interpreted by many to be "TFA" or "YFA" ; not so - it is short for "Imco Feuerzeuge Austria" with 'Feuerzeuge' meaning 'Lighters' - the "I" could also be a "J" for "Jmco", though no sources I could find mention that, including the very brief historic info on the Imco website.

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Jmco Lighter c 1922 imported by <MEB>
KaK-0C0 Jmco c. 1922 imported by <MEB>
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Imco IFA Lighter
CDL-0BA IFA c. 1926
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Imco IFA Lighter
KaK-0C0 IFA c. 1926
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    Imco IFA Extra Lighter
DZL-0CI IFA Extra c. 1927
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Imco Lighter

c. 1929.

Imco Lighter

Imco 2200 Lighter

IFA c. 1930.
KWK-0B0

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Imco 2200 Lighter

Imco 2700 Lighter

c. 1932.

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Imco 2700 Lighter

Imco 3000 Lighter

c. 1934

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Imco 3000 Lighter

Imco 3400 Lighter

c. 1934

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Imco 3500 Barrel Lighter

Imco 3500 Barrel Pocket Lighter

c. 1934

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Imco 3500 Barrel Lighter

Imco Streamline 4000 Lighter

c. 1934

 
Imco IFA Lighter
KaK-0C0 IFA Streamline 4000 c. 1934
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Imco IFA Lighter
AFL-0AG
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Imco IFA Lighter
AHL-0BE
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    Imco IFA Lighter
BHL-0AC
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Imco 4400 Lighter

c. 1936

 
  Imco Slip Lighter
FFM-0BA
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Imco 4400 Lighter

Imco Silsby 4800 Lighter

c. 1938
GGM-0CB

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Imco Silsby 4800 Lighter

Imco Superba 4800 Lighter

c. 1938

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Imco Superba 4800 Lighter

Imco 'Buddy' Lighter

c. 1936 Made in USA

 
    Imco Buddy Lighter
BZL-0BB
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Imco 'unnamed' Lighter

c. 1936

 
    Imco Slice Sleeve Lighter
GIL-0AB c. 1936 Uses only the IMCO logo - not specifically marked "Imco".
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Imco Slip Lighter

c. 1936
HTK-0AA

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Imco Slip Lighter

Imco Dandy Lighter

c. 1947 Very similar to the Parker and Dunhill Service Lighters; with this lighter, however, the fuel tank pulls out rather than being an integral part of the lighter as with Parker and Dunhill.
HFL-0AF

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Imco Dandy Lighter

Imco Triplex Lighter

Triplex introduced in 1936. Wind screen slides up and down. The Imco Triplex Super 6700 has apparently been on the market since the 1950s and is still available today, brand new, from Amazon.Com for $9.99. More Info

    Austrian Patent    Austrian Patent   Austrian Patent   

 
Imco Triplex Lighter
Silver Triplex c. 1937
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Imco Triplex Lighter
LUK-0BA-R Super 6700 c. mid-1950s
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Imco Triplex Lighter
IFK-0AB Triplex c. 1937
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  Imco Triplex 6500 Camping Lighter
Triplex 6500 Camping c. 1956
Very tall fuel tank - once lit the lighter can be pulled off and the 'candle' tank burns; use for a light or lighting the fire.
Imco Triplex jUNIOR 6600 Lighter
DML-0AB Triplex Junior 6600 c. 1955 and made by Polo
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Imco Mini Fox Lighter

 

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Imco Mini Fox Lighter
BTL-00I

Imco Barrage Table Lighter

c. 1938

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Imco Barrage Table Lighter

Imco Safety 4200 Lighter - Imco 4800 Lighter

Wien - Vienna AustriaThe 4800 is an upgraded 4200. The one shown has the crest of Vienna Austria (Wien) on it (pictured at left, also).

   Austrian Patent

 
  Imco 4800 Lighter
4800 c. 1938
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Imco Safety 4200 Lighter
HTK-0DC 4200 c. 1935

Imco Solo Lighter

c. late 1930s - 1950s

Box    Patent pg 1    Patent pg 2

 
Imco Solo Lighter
1950
Imco Solo Lighter
1950
Imco Solo Lighter
HWK-0BE 1930s
Imco Solo Lighter
1950
Imco Solo Lighter
1950
Imco Solo Lighter
1950
  Imco Solo Lighter
HDL-0AG
Imco Solo Lighter
BTL-00I 1930s

Imco Foxhole & Blackout Lighter

These were made mostly in the early through mid 1940s. This is a tinder cord type lighter and virtually impossible to blow oout once lit; in fact, the windier it is, the better the "glow" stays! For some unexplained reason, the lighter box for this lighter claims a US Patent of 407068 - which is absolutely incorrect! US407068 is from 1889 and USD407068 is from 1999 and for completely unrelated products. More Info

  Imco Foxhole Lighter
FML-0BF
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Imco Foxhole Lighter
EAL-0AG
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Imco Gunlite/Surlite 6900

c. 1960 . To change flint the top is pulled back, just as on a real automatic. For repair or cleaning the flint tube the top part that slides back can be popped off with just a little persuasion.

 Patent pg 1    Patent pg 2    Patent pg 3

 
Imco Gunlite/Surlite 6900 Imco Gunlite/Surlite 6900 Imco Gunlite/Surlite 6900
KKF-0AF
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Imco G66 Gunlite Butane Lighter

c. 1979 Imco's later version of the Gunlite as a butane gas lighter

Imco Gunlite G66

Imco G11 Tornado Butane Lighter

Produced from 1964 - 1972

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Imco G11 Tornado Butane Lighter

Imco G34 Butane Lighter

c. 1972

Imco G34 Butane Lighter

Industrial Tool & Die SEE: Taber Bushnell

 

Ingersoll SEE: Statler Manufacturing

 

Instanta

Instanta Twin Case & Lighter

c. mid-1930s. This case has an unusual way of presenting the cigarettes. When opened the case only opens partially where the cigarettes are available at the tip. When one is withdrawn a little more push causes the lighter to open and strike, producing a flame. When the lever is released the lighter closes as does the case. A bit cumbersome to operate, really.
BaL-0AF

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Instanta Twin Case & Lighter

JJJ

Japan

JJJ Butane Pistol Lighter


LeK-00E

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JJJ Butane Pistol Lighter

Jackson

USA

'The Jackson' Aluminum Block Lighter

late 1940s - early 1950s. Mirror finish. More Info The onlyu difference between 'The Jackson' and the 'Lady Jackson' is in the name on the fill screw.

'The Lady Jackson' Aluminum Block Lighter
CNM-0A0 Rarely seen Lady Jackson
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'The Jackson' Aluminum Block Lighter
LJK-00D
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'The Jackson' Aluminum Block Lighter
KbK-0AG
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Janus

Germany

Janus Catalytic Lighter

While appearing very much the same as the Jiffy-Lite, Master-Lite, and New Method lighters, this lighter has the element riveted into the cap; the other brands had an element that was easily removed and could, therefore, be easily replaced. The lighters are marked DRP and DRGM, which simply means they are registered and patented in Germany. c. 1920s More Info
ALL-0AG

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Janus Catalytic Lighter

Jerrican Also SEE Clodion

 

Jerrican

Japan

Jerrican Lighter

post-war Japan

 
  Janus Catalytic Lighter
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Jet

Chicago, IL

Jet Bakelite Tube Lighter w/ Spare Fuel Tank

c. late 1940s

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Jet Bakelite Tube Lighter

Jiffy-Lite Sales Agencies

Titusville, FL

Jiffy-Lite Catalytic Lighter

A comtemporary of the New Method Self-Starting lighter and, for all purposes, exactly the same. From the late 1930s More Info
LVK-0AG

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Jiffy-Lite Catalytic Lighter

Josephson & Sharp

Glendale, CA

Sharpo Aluminum Block Lighter

More Info The 'Automatic' version of this lighter is very unusual. First, not too many aluminum block lighters were automatic. Even more interesting is the mechanism for opening the top: when the side roller is pushed, as though to strike the flint, it moves back just enough to release a catch allowing the top to spring open; in the same motion one can turn the wheel, generating the spark that lights the lighter. This is especially handy because no lighter always lights. Most semi-automatics (as this really is) will then require closing the lighter to try again. With this method, one just turns the spark wheel again - no need to close the top.

  Sharpo Aluminum Block Lighter
KaK-0B0 Automatic c. 1947
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Sharpo Aluminum Block Lighter
KJK-0AC 1946
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Jumbo

Jumbo Lift Arm Lighter

These jumbo lighters really are at 13 ounces and 4 inches tall.

 
Jumbo Lift Arm Lighter
GJL-0CG 16 oz. 4" Tall Cast metal base
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Jumbo Lift Arm Lighter
FdL-0CH 13 oz. 4" Tall
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Jumbo Lift Arm Lighter
FdL-0CH 13 oz. 4" Tall
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Classic Jumbo Bakelite Lift Arm Lighter

c. 1927

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Classic Jumbo Lift Arm Lighter

Juvenia

Juvenia Sterling Enamel Watch Lighter

c. 1912

Juvenia Sterling Enamel Watch Lighter

JYM

France

JYM Lift Arm Lighter

c. 1930 Very nice chrome over brass lighter with a proportionately very large liquid fuel tank in the base to allow longer times between refills.
FBL-0C0

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JYM Lift Arm 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.