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This unknown American lift arm pocket lighter is simply elegant. It carries no manufacturer marks or definitive means of dating it, though it is generally accept by collectors this style of light was made in the U.S. during the 1920s. I love the subtly swirled, intermingling mahogany and ebony tones of the authentic bakelite lighter body. It reminds me of petrified wood. The top firing mechanism is made from brass. This lift arm style is my favorite type of pocket lighter. To light it, you lift up its arm to expose the wick then strike the horizontally mounted spark wheel. To extinguish the flame, just close the arm with a simple flick of the thumb.

This lighter works great and is suitable for everyday use. I've hand polished the brass firing mechanism and fuel cap, cleaned the file wheel, and tested the original wick to ensure this beautiful bakelite lift arm is in good working condition. It will be shipped with a flint and without fluid. (If you plan to only display this lighter, please remove the flint so it does not deteriorate and become re-impacted over time.) I've provided high quality photos to offer the best preview of this lighter's condition. Please take a look and feel free to ask any questions.

Shipping cost is for delivery in a USPS Small-Size Priority Mail box. FREE SHIPPING if you order more than one item (U.S. customers only) and free local pick-up from my shop on Antique Row in Baltimore. Non-US customers, please contact me for shipping options/costs to countries not listed below. Thanks for looking and please check out other items in my shop.

Working 1920s Bakelite Lift Arm Pocket Lighter

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: brass, wick, bakelite
  • Feedback: 537 reviews
  • Ships from Maryland, United States to select countries.
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