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Masonlite

Masonlite Lighter

1949

 Patent

See the article: Homer Mason & The Masonlite

 
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ILK-0HE
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MasterCraft

Mastercraft Vu Lighter

c. early 1960s knock off of the Scripto Vu-Lighter.
APL-0AB

 

Mastercraft Vu Lighter

Mastercraft Lifetime Match Master De Luxe Lighter

Billed as the world's thinnest lighter at the time (1950s), it is an inexpensive, chrome plated lighter that really is very thin (just over 1/4" at 0.278).
JBK-00H

 

Mastercraft Lifetime Match Master De Luxe Lighter

Mastercraft Pipe Lighter

c. 1961 Squeezing this lighter together from the ends causes the little chrome door to open while turning the spark wheel to produce a spark and flame in the opening. Identical lighter in gold tone marketed by Supreme as a "Lip Stick" lighter and by Pacton as "Sports" lighter, and the Prince Coronet Pestle Lighter.
EPL-0AF

Patent

Mastercraft Pipe Lighter

MasterCraft State Lighter

Interestingly, while the designs among a couple of brands making these lighters, they are slightly different in details. The MasterCraft Pennsylvania lighter places Youngstown, OH into PA - while the Continental version does not. These lighters are of a series made in the mid-1950s. More Info    Mastercraft Guarantee

Mastercraft Wisconsin State Series Lighter
DIM-0AD Wisconsin
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Mastercraft Utah State Series Lighter
Utah
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Mastercraft State Series Lighter
KIK-0AF Pennsylvania
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Mastercraft State Series Lighter
KIK-0AF Wyoming
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Mastercraft Spit Fire Lighter

1955. A knockoff of the Beattie Jet lighter and other similar lighters produced by Champ Jet Stream (1950), Lord Oxford Jet (1955), and Rogers Rocket Flame (1958). More Info
LKK-0AG

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Mastercraft Spit Fire Lighter

MasterLite Manufacturing Co.

110 East 23rd St., New York, NY

Master Lite Pocket Lighter

Self-starting catalytic lighter. Typically the lighters have no brand name on them. Chrome over brass and brass finishes. c. 1910 through late 1920s. MasterLite did produce many other products (bottle openers, 'Sticktite' coat hangers, Radio gas lighters [for stoves], Mushroom light bulb, etc.) which were sold direct, just as the lighters were, after the lighters were apparently no longer being sold. In the late 1920s MasterLite was also selling Lift Arm style lighters. More Info

See: Making Catalytic Lighters Work

Master Lite Pocket Lighter
FIL-0AH
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Master Lite Pocket Lighter
CGL-0A0
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Master Lite Pocket Lighter
KbK-00I
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Master Lite DeLuxe Wonder Lighter

c. mid-1920s Fancy design and also includes a birthstone in the top.

 
  Master Lite DeLuxe Wonder Lighter
FUL-0AD
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Master Lite DeLuxe Wonder Lighter
EcL-0AI
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Matawan Lighter Co.

N.Y. / Matawan, NJ

'The Windy' Lighter

Aluminum lighter - c. 1942 On some the chimney is marked "The WIND" and on others "The WINDY".

 
  Matawan Lighter Co The Windy Lighter
Wartime Finish (WW2)
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Matawan Lighter Co The Windy Lighter
000-000
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Match King - Also See: Galter Mfg.

Chicago, IL

Everlasting Match

Some designs were by Jack Galter (e.g. Army circa 1941) and some even manufactured by Galter.

Store Display    Store Display    Patent    Patent

See the article: Match King Bakelite Striker Lighters

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The Match King Sailing Striker Lighter
GAL-0AE Swimming c. 1935
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The Match King  - Match King The Match King  - 1934 Chicago World's Fair
HNK-0DE 1934 Chicago World's Fair
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The Match King Sailing Striker Lighter
FSL-0B0 Sailing c. 1935
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The Match King Tennis Striker Lighter
FKL-00G Tennis c. 1935
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The Match King Polo Player Striker Lighter
FKL-0AC Polo Player c. 1935
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The Match King Scotty Dog Striker Lighter
AaM-00H Scotty Dog c. 1935
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The Match King Golfer Striker Lighter
INL-0AB Golfer w/ Crackle paint finish c. 1935
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The Match World's Fair Ford Exposition Striker Lighter
Army c. 1941
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The Match King The Match World's Fair Ford Exposition Striker Lighter
Chicago World's Fair Ford Exposition c. 1934
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Mayfair

England

Mayfair Lift Arm Lighter

 

 
  Mayfair Lift Arm Lighter
LIK-0BB Bakelite c. 1930
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Mayfair Lift Arm Lighter
KbK-0AE Gold plated - c. 1924
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McMurdo

McMurdo operated from the late 1930s through the end of the 1940s. McMurdo was an ex-designer for Dunhill and the lighters were made in Kingston-upon-Thames, England. Operated from late 1930s through the end of the 1940s.

McMurdo Lift Arm Lighter

Late 1940s. This example is the smallest 'Bijou' size at about 45mm high; also made in 'Standard' (about 55mm) and 'Banker' (about 65mm) sizes as well as short and tall table models (about 75mm and 100mm).

British Patent

McMurdo Guilloche Case & Lighter
GuillocheMore Info Case & Lighter
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McMurdo Lift Arm Lighter
Table Version
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McMurdo Lift Arm Lighter
Standard about 55mm high
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McMurdo Lift Arm Lighter
JWK-0GI Bijou about 45mm high
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Mechanical Match

Mechanical Match Striker Lighter

c. 1933

Patent

 
  Mechanical Match Striker Lighter Mechanical Match Striker Lighter

Mercury

Kalamazoo, MI

Mercury Aluminum Block Lighter


LIL-0AH

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Mercury Aluminum Block Lighter

Metal Match

Metal Match Bakelite Striker Lighter

c. 1933

Patent

 
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Metalfield

New York, NY

Metalfield Aladdin Lighter & Case

Open the case to get a cigarette and when the case is closed, the lighter is automatically triggered for a light. c.1947
KQK-0AF

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Metalfield Aladdin Lighter & Case

Metal Lite / MetaLite

Metal Lite FlinTop Lighter

 
Metal Lite FlinTop Lighter
JPM-00F
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Metal Lite FlinTop Lighter
EdL-0AH
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Metal Lite FlinTop Lighter
CIL-0AC
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MetalMatch Corp.

Warsaw, IL

MetlMach Striker Lighter

c. 1939. This aluminum tube lighter had the striker by the wick, which was like an ordinary lighter wick, inside the case and it was struck on a flint strip on the cap.
ALL-0AB

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Mett Mach or MettaMatch Striker 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.