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Vintage Lighters - Vintage Electric Cigar Lighters


geometric lighter

We have seven galleries of vintage lighters, with over 200 vintage cigarette lighters and vintage cigar lighters to share with you. I also added a new gallery of vintage Tobacco Accessories. If you collect vintage electric table lighters, you'll see over 50 of these type of lighters while you're here. The electric cigarette - electric cigar lighters are my favorite lighters. These came out during the art deco period of the 20's and 30's, maybe even the 40's. I also added a few more vintage lighters to some of the other galleries of lighters. I am slowing down some, but, The Hunt Continues...

I just added a 1930's Garcia Grande cigar counter display unit, with electric lighter. The link is on the right, under Garcia Grande Display.

The vintage lighter section has been revised, and I will continue to update as time allows me. So, if this is your first time here in the... 'Flame Section' of the website, nothing has changed. If you've been here before, you'll see some changes.

strike lite lighter

On the right is an unusual vintage Geometric lighter. One has a nice celluloid body and both have an interesting mechanism that works great. Stands 4 inches tall and about 1 1/2 inches wide. The other one is a little shorter and has riders with dog hunting scenes on all sides.

After getting some more of my vintage lighters back, this... 'Sparks Up' my interest in antique and vintage cigarette lighters again. I'll be adding a few at a time in some of the galleries I have on now, and will be show-casing my cigar/cigarette electric table lighters.

accessories

The cigarette dispenser on the left, (which looks like a cigarette machine) is a hard to find... 1940's Lucky Strike cigarette chrome dispenser, by Lester Ware. Drop a coin, (penny) in the slot and out comes a cigarette. This type of dispenser would have be found in bars, night clubs, maybe even in smoke shops. Stands 6 1/4" tall and 4" wide.

I added a new page for my tobacco accessories in January. Featuring some punch out board games, that folks could win free brand name cigarettes, if you punched out the winning numbers. If you haven't seen these before, they are kind of on the cool side.

First Cigarette Lighter

The first lighters were invented in the 16th century and were converted flintlock pistols that used gunpowder. One of the first lighters was invented by a German Chemist named Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner in 1823 and was often called Döbereiner’s Lamp. This lighter worked by a reaction of hydrogen to platinum sponge, which gave off a great amount of heat. The device was very large and highly dangerous and fell out of production by the end of the 19th century.

The patenting of Ferrocerium (often misidentified as flint) by Carl Auer von Welsbach in 1903 has made modern lighters possible. When scratched, it produces a large spark which is responsible for lighting the fuel of many lighters, and is suitably inexpensive for use in disposable items.
(Source - Wikipedia)