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Giant Lighters

Many table lighters are large, but this focuses on novelty lighters that look like pocket lighters, but are jumbo, super-sized versions.

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.
Collections:    Aluminum Block    Catalytic    Giant    Gun    Jet    States    Vu-Lighters    Ashtrays

Brilux Table Lighter

c. 1950 Made in Switzerland and distributed in USA by Dunhill. Beautifully made lighter with unique flint spring mechanism where the spring is contained in a shaft with a plunger at the end to push the flint - so the spring never gets jammed or damaged.
FWM-0EF

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Dunhill Brilux Lighter

Classic Jumbo Lift Arm Lighter

c. 1928 16 oz. 4" Tall Cast metal base

 Patent

 
  Classic Jumbo Lift Arm Lighter Classic Jumbo Lift Arm Lighter
GJL-0CG
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Classic Jumbo Bakelite Lift Arm Lighter

c. 1928

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Classic Jumbo Lift Arm Lighter

Continental Lift Arm Table Lighter

This HUGE lighter is, for all practical purposes, exactly like the Reliance, Grant, and unbranded large table lighters also made in Occupied Japan - circa 1948.
KXK-0BC

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Continental Lift Arm Table Lighter - Occupied Japan

Eterno Giant Lift Arm Table Lighter

Likely made in Japan shortly after World War 2; it is so similar to others known to be made at that time. Stands 4 3/8" tall when closed.
FKL-0AF

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Eterno Giant Lift Arm Table Lighter

(Fay) Elgin Lift Arm Table Lighter


c. mid-late 1920s Very large at just over 4" tall (closed).
AIL-0AE

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Elgin Lift Arm Table Lighter

Fujiama Lift Arm Table Lighter


c. mid-1930s This particular example is not marked 'Fujiama' but is in the particular style of Fujiama - particularly the lift arm handle. The lighter is 4" tall and 2.875" wide.
LYK-0BG

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Fujiama Lift Arm Table Lighter

Galter "The Giant" Table Lighter

1946 Very large - 4" tall.
LBK-0AF

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Galter 'The Giant' Lighter

Grant Lift Arm Lighter

Manufactured in Occupied Japan early after World War 2. Almost identical to the Reliance lighter. The 2nd view shows an ordinary Evans lighter next to this one as a size comparison. Late 1940s. Large lighter at 4" tall (closed).
JEK-0AI

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Grant Lift Arm Lighter

Jumbo Lift Arm Lighter

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

 
  Jumbo Lift Arm Lighter
FdL-0CH
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Jumbo Lift Arm Lighter
FdL-0CH
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MIOJ Lift Arm Lighter

4" tall - Made in Occupied Japan between 1947-1952
HaK-0AC

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Reliance Lift Arm Table Lighter made in Occupied Japan

Polaire Lift Arm Table Lighter

Pre-1939 with a French tax stamp on the base.
GSN-0B0

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Polaire Lift Arm Table Lighter

Ronson De-Light Jumbo

Interestingly, this lighter lists a patent for the method of casting used to make parts of it (US1290011) as well as the original "Banjo" patent for the mechanism. One of the additional images shows how much larger this lighter is compared with a De-Light Standard. First manufactured 1929.
KWK-0DE

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Ronson De-Light Jumbo

Swank Giant Table Lighter

This huge lighter may be the largest and heaviest of the jumbo lighters - standing 7" tall, 3 1/2" wide and 1 1/2" thick and weighing in at well over 2 pounds!
FVL-0B0

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Swank Giant Table Lighter

Oversize Table Lighter (unbranded)

While they do work, these lighters have little practical value other than shock value due to their size.

 

 
  Oversize Table Lighter
EJL-00I 4 1/2" tall
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Oversize Table Lighter
EJL-00I 6 1/2" tall
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Unbranded Vu-Lighter Large Table Lighter

Japanese character on cap; 4 1/2" tall (closed).
FQL-0BA

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Unbranded Vu-Lighter Large Table Lighter

Giant Lift Arm Table Lighter

This oversized lift arm table lighter, probably from the mid-to-late 1950s, is just shy of 6 inches tall (closed) and nearly 1 1/4 pounds in weight.

 

 
  Giant Lift Arm Table Lighter
HJL-0BB 7" tall & over 2 pounds
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Giant Lift Arm Table Lighter
HKL-0AI Almost 6" tall & 1 1/4 pounds
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Collections:    Aluminum Block    Catalytic    Giant    Gun    Jet    States    Vu-Lighters    Ashtrays
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.