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Thorens Lighters

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Thorens Single Claw Lighter

Beginning c. around 1918 and through at least the mid-1930s, this is a "single claw" model. The side of the wheel that strikes the flint has protrusions on one side and the lighter has a claw that grasps the protruding knobs to spin the wheel as the lid is opening.

Swiss Patent    US Patent 1   US Patent 2 pg 1   US Patent 2 pg 2   US Patent 3

Thorens Semi-Automatic Lighter
Thorens Semi-Automatic Lighter
HUK-AGH-R
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Thorens Semi-Automatic Lighter
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Thorens Single Claw Lighter
IAK-0GB c. 1925
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Thorens Single Claw Ladies Lighter
IXK-0EB c. 1928
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Thorens Single Claw Ladies Lighter

Difference between standard and ladies' lighters

Single Claw Ladies' Lighters

Left & Right

Thorens Single Claw Ladies Lighter
HeK-0EF c. 1928
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Thorens Double Claw Lighter Gold Plated

Beginning c. 1927 and through the early 1940s, this is a "double claw" model. The side of the wheel that strikes the flint has protrusions on each side and the lighter has two claws - one claw grasping the protruding knobs on each side of the wheel in order to turn it. This happens as the lid opens.

Patent

Thorens Double Claw Lighter
aK-0CI
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Thorens Double Claw Lighter
HUK-0FA Another View
Thorens Double Claw Lighter
HZK-0CA
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HOK-0EF
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Thorens Jubile Lighter

mid-1940s The Jubile has a really nice touch I haven't noticed on other lighters: the spark wheel has dual, enlarged outside wheels for spinning it to produce the spark and, unusually, the spark wheel itself is covered to prevent abrasion to the thumb when striking the lighter. A nice touch for the user!
IXK-0GB

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Thorens Jubile Lighter

Thorens Lucky Lift Arm Lighter

c. mid-1930s

 
  Thorens Lucky Lift Arm Lighter
IDK-0DD
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Thorens Lucky Lift Arm Lighter
HcK-0AG
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Thorens Masterpiece Lighter

c. early 1930s

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Thorens Masterpiece Lighter

Thorens Cigarette Case & Lighter

c. early 1940s

 Patent pg 1   Patent pg 2   Patent pg 3

 
  Thorens Cigarette Case & Lighter
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Thorens Cigarette Case & Lighter
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Thorens Oriflam Lighter

Circa late 1920s and through the 1930s at least. There is a trigger piece on top and, when activated, the lighter is opened. This is also a semi-automatic model because the snuffer must be closed in a separate action.    

Swiss Patent    British Patent    Swiss Patent

Thorens Oriflam Lighter
HOK-0DG
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Thorens Striker Lighter

mid-1930s

Swiss Patent

 
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Thorens Table Lighter

 

 

Thorens Table Lighter

Thorens Vedette Lighter

Late 1940s - early 1950s

 
  Thorens Vedette Lighter
HUK-0AA
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Thorens Vedette Lighter
HUK-0AB
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Thorens 'Lucky' Pocket Lighter

c. 1945.

Thorens 'Lucky' Pocket Lighter
KPK-0AH w/ Wind Screen
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Thorens 'Lucky' Pocket Lighter
HEK-0BC No wind screen
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Thorens 'Lucky' Pocket Lighter
IEK-0CF No wind screen
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Thorens 'Lucky' Pocket Lighter
IGK-0AA w/ Wind Screen
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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.