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MD

France

MD Bric Lux Lipstick Lighter

'Bric Lux' seems to stand for 'Luxury Lighter' and this beautifully crafted French lipstick lighter certainly qualifies as that - even though no precious metals are used (the typical definition of luxury lighters).
FSL-0AF

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MD Bric Lux Lipstick Lighter

More InfoM.E. Bernhardt Co. <MEB>

Some of MEB's earliest imports were Jmco (before they were called Imco) and Tornado lighters from Austria- see Imco & Tornado listings

Jmco (Imco)

c. 1922 imported by <MEB> and marked <MEB>
KaK-0C0

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Jmco Lighter c 1922 imported by <MEB>

MEB

c. 1920s imported by <MEB>
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MEB Lighter

MEB Ambassador Lift Arm Lighter

c. 1920s

MEB Ambassador Lift Arm Lighter
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MEB Lift Arm Lighter

c. 1928 The Diplomat lighter seems to have been manufactured by Eisenstadt Mfg. Co., Locust & 11th Streets, St. Louis, MO for M.E. Bernhardt.

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MEB Lift Arm Lighter
Diplomat
MEB Lift Arm Lighter
KBK-0AE
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MEB Lift Arm Lighter Diplomat Lift Arm Lighter
HTK-0AH Diplomat
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MEB Wheel Lighter

c. 1912. While this Austrian made lighter has "PARKER" prominently marked on it, it is not a "Parker" lighter as manufactured by Parker Pen Co. - but possibly an advertising lighter for them. Since Parker (Dunhill) London wasn't founded until 1923, the marking can have no relevance to that. The standard <MEB> logo is on the bottom of the lighter.

The flint wheel and tube assembly is removed for both flint replacement / adjustment and filling through the same opening.
CEL-0AF

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MEB Tornado Lighter

MEB Bullet Lighter

Made in France - as with many early lighter patent marks, this one is really for the mechanism and doesn't look anything like the actual lighter.

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  MEB Bullet Lighter
DJM-00I 
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MEB Bullet Lighter
HSL-0BA  
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MEB Tornado Lighter

c. 1912. This example is missing the flint retainer screw and spring - see TORNADO for a complete example; this example has the MEB logo on it - the other does not.
LTK-0AE

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MEB Tornado Lighter

MEB Bully Pistol Lighter

c. 1914.

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MEB Bully Pistol Lighter

MEB Wheel Lighter

c. 1912. This is an excellent example of some of the Early imports of MEB. While not marked as such, it is identical to Hahway lighters, also from Austria, of the same time period and was undoubtedly made by Hahway with the MEB brand stamped into the metal; the patent date and the rest of the lighter are unchanged from Hahway. Another example of the same lighter is marked as being 'Made in Germany'. One is shown with Hahway box.

Patent

MEB Wheel Lighter
BIL-0AC
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MEB Wheel Lighter
AbL-00E
MEB Wheel Lighter
LbK-0AD
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  MEB Wheel Lighter
DTM-0AH
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MEB Wheel Lighter
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MEB No. 62 S.D. Standard Push Button Lighter

c. 1910. Stamped MADE VIENNA / SD STANDARD on sides of top hinge. <MEB> and patent number on top. There is a slide door on the back of the lighter so it can be opened for changing the flint. On this door: Made in Austria For Exchanging the Stone / <------ ( an arrow indicating direction), Changer De Pierre / Para Cambiarlapiedra

The method of changing flint is unusual. A door is slid open allowing the spring mechanism (that facilitates the spring open of the top) and flint to be exposed. The spring is removed from the flint to change it and replaced afterward. The same spring retains the flint and causes the top to open and, at the same time, the flint to produce sparks.

This same lighter is also seen in versions marked "Orlik 1922"
HMK-0HA

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MEB S. D. Standard Push Button Lighter

Maente - Machine Enterprise Co.

Los Angeles, CA

Maente Aluminum Block Lighter

KJM-00I

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Maente Aluminum Block Lighter

Magic

Magic Case Lighter

Patented in 1916 and 1919 this type lighter was made in the 1920s through the 1940s; this example is from the c.1948.

When you want a lit cigarette just push the slide which moves a cigarette from the case and outside it - at the same time, the lighter is activated. For single handed use, just hold the cigarette in your lips and put the lighter in position and puff away!

Additional views show the inside of the case where cigarettes are stored and the mechanism for flinting and refueling.
HVK-0CA

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Magic Case Lighter

Magic Isozer Lighter / Case

c. late-1920s - early-1930s  
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Magic Isozer Lighter / Case

More InfoMagic Introduction Co

Magic Pocket Lamp

c. mid-1895. The First Lighter - Koopman's Magic Pocket Lamp. This was a semi-automatic cap lighter - the cap being used for ignition. Caps were on a circular paper insert. A wick came out of a fuel chamber which used kerosene, gasoline, or naptha as fuel (lighter fluid, today, but there was no such thing at that time). Somewhat similar models were made at the time by Henry Maybaum 'Reliable' and Little Gem.

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  Kobayashi Japanese Motif Lighter Kobayashi Japanese Motif Lighter

Magique SEE: AirFlam

 

Magna

Japan

Magna Automatic Super Lighter

Georgia States series lighter. c. early 1950s. More Info
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Magna Georgia States Automatic Super Lighter

Magna-Lux

Magna-Lux Electric Lighter / Fumalux FL400

The additional pictures show the battery and fuel tank. Marketed under several different names including Ohm, DeJUR, and FumaLux . Late 1950s. More Info

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  Magna-Lux Electric Lighter - Fumalux FL400
AVL-00I
Magna-Lux Electric Lighter - Fumalux FL400
HVK-0A0
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