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Unbranded Wheel or Slip Lighters

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Aluminum/Bakelite/Plastic    Novelty    Table    Wheel/Slip    General Pocket Lighters   

Wheel or Slip Lighters

Taper Amadou Wheel Lighter Combination

w/ French Tax Seal implying a date of late 1920s. This is a lighter with a 'backup'. The spark wheel will spin either direction; if you want to light the petrol wick, it is turned one way. If you are out of petrol or it is windy, spin the other direction to light the fusee. 'Taper Amadou' is a French generic term for this sort of lighter - particularly the fusee part - which can literally mean 'tinder type' or, more colloquially and going back centuries, meaning a short torch of inflammables ignited by a flint.
KcK-0CE

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Taper Amadou Wheel Lighter Combination w/ French Tax Seal

Aluminum Slip Lighters

c. 1930s. Two examples of a popular style aluminum slip lighter. The French Tax Seals More Info date both of these prior to WW2 and after 1927 because of the specific tax seal used. The cases are cut out to reveal the tax plate which is on the works of the lighter.

Aluminum Lighter w/ French Tax Seal

HdK-0AE
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Aluminum Lighter w/ French Tax Seal

IEK-00G
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Wheel / Slip Lighters

Wheel or Slip Lighter
FML-0BE  Made in Cuba
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Wheel or Slip Lighter
LcK-0A0 Brass
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Wheel or Slip Lighter
LAK-00E Nickel & Brass
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Wheel or Slip Lighter
JYK-00E Aluminum - Small
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Brass Slip Lighter
IDK-00G Brass c. 1970s
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Brass No. 5 Lighter
IPK-0AA Brass No. 5 c. 1970s
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Copper No. 5 Lighter
IJK-0AE Copper No. 5 c. 1970s
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The No. 5 lighters seem to be based on the nearly identical Orlik No. 5 lighter produced probably in the 1930s in Austria.

Spirit of St. Louis Slip Lighter

Commemorating Charles Lindbergh's May 20-21, 1927 trans-Atlantic flight. Made in Germany.
IKK-0AA

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Aluminum Lighter w/ French Tax Seal

Chrome over Brass Art Deco French Wheel Lighter

c. late 1920s - early 1930s
IKK-00E


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Chrome over Brass Art Deco French Lighters

Torpedo Wheel Lighter / Petite Pocket Lighter

 c. 1942-1946. Referenced in some ads as a "Petite Pocket Lighter" and in others as the "Hollywood Lighter" this was designed for and marketed primarily to women. Assorted colors.

 
Torpedo Wheel Lighter
JEK-00I
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Torpedo Wheel Lighter
JEK-00I
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Torpedo Wheel Lighter
JEK-00I
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Bullet Wheel Lighter

WWII MK3 20mm Anti-Aircraft Bullet (casing is another piece) This piece has the marking 1-43 implying to me it was manufactured January 1943.
CeL-0AC

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Flip Action Lighter

Flip Action Lighter

Single motion with thumb - opens top and strikes wheel c. 1930s
AGL-0AB

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Flip Action Lighter

Bullet Lighter


HLL-0CG

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Bullet Lighter

Tube Lighter

Tube lighters were popular from the 1920s and beyond. These were wheel or slip lighters, but round.

 
Tube Lighter
CYL-0AC c. 1966. Northamptonshire Constabulary 1840-1966
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Tube Lighter
APL-0A0 c. late 1940s
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 Tube Lighter
BRL-0BC c. late 1940s - Interesting because phone number seems older, but Kaiser-Frazer locks in the date
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Aluminum Tube Lighter
KLL-00H c. mid-1930s - Has French tax seal
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Aluminum Tube Lighter
GTL-00F Aluminum
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Keychain Tube Lighter
FXL-00E Keychain tube lighter with filigree work and little "gemstones" around the tube. The lighter just pulls out of the tube.
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French Bullet Lighter
DNM-00E Made in France Very similar to one imported by MEB, the flint wheel may be removed to change flint, the top part comes out to change wick, the bottom comes off for filling and there is a removable compartment for flint storage (or hiding smuggled diamonds!)
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Brass Tube Lighter
BQM-0AE Brass Marked 'OWIN'
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Brass Tube Lighter
BNM-00G Brass
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'Lipstick' Tube Lighter

Tube lighters, often looking somewhat like a lady's lipstick, were very popular in the 1930s, 1940s and somewhat beyond. These were wheel or slip lighters, but round.

 
'Lipstick' Tube Lighter
BSL-0A0
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'Lipstick' Tube Lighter
BSL-0A0
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'Lipstick' Tube Lighter
KbK-0AD
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Hexagon Tube Lighter
EKL-0AB
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'Lipstick' Tube Lighter
CUL-00D
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'Lipstick' Tube Lighter
CUL-00D
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  'Lipstick' Tube Lighter
JMM-00E French ets. H. Losfeld
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'Lipstick' Tube Lighter
GNL-00E Family Finance Ad
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Aluminum/Bakelite/Plastic    Novelty    Table    Wheel/Slip    General Pocket Lighters   
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.