Garcia Grande Display - Electric Cigar Lighter
This is my show case of my electric lighters! It took me awhile, but, I finally have one! You now entered... The Garcia Grande Display Gallery.
Featuring... from the 1930's, Garcia Grande, vintage tin cigar counter display, with electric lighter. This is called a combination display unit. It was the property of Garcia Grande Cigars Inc. out of New York City, New York. The unit was made by the Brunhoff Mgf. Co. out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Cigar shops would have this on a counter top, selling only, Garcia Grande cigars in the unit.
The display unit is good shape, with a working lighter, (seen below). It does have some light rust on the bottom, and a few marks on the sides. No dents on the unit as well. The unit could hold two boxes of cigars. You could add a second box on the back. To light your cigar, you would pull/hold down the toggle switch on the right, and light your cigar. The display unit is 9" wide x 9 3/4" deep x 8 1/2" high, at the highest point. The cord is also in good condition, and is over 9 feet long.
I found a Garcia Grande cigar credit/sales slip from 1934. See below.
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1934 Garcia Grande credit sales slip made out to, The Frankle Brothers CO. Looks to be for 200 Queens cigars. Dated August 7, 1934. from the desk of, Julius Lkdrfein, president.
This should be the last of vintage electric lighters, I'll have to share with you! I told myself awhile back, if and when, I find this display, I would stop! If this is it, I end up with 57 electric lighters! Plus, I am running out of room. So really, this is the Garcia Grande Cigar display gallery, for now. Not sure if I'll add any other lighters here. On with the show.
Working Garcia Grande electric lighter
On the right is a 1920's Garcia Grande cigar token. On one side with the horse shoe reads... Good for one ten cent Garcia Grande cigar. Ask for by full name. The other side reads... Redeemed by wholesale agents for ten cents from any dealer handling Garcia Grande cigars.