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Fantastic Catalin Bakelite Maroon color table lighter.
Guaranteed to be authentic, vintage bakelite.

The lighter measures 2" square. The lighter appears not to have been used, or just lightly used. We don't recommend actually using this as a lighter, as heat is the enemy of bakelite (it leaves nasty purple burn marks).

**The first 2 photos show the truer color. The other 3 images have been lighted to show details.

I have polished and cleaned this, which allowed the more true color to be seen. When I purchased it, it was almost a solid maroon color, now you can see the black swirls / streaks.

There are no chips, cracks. but upon close inspection and after the cleaning, I found internal crazing. These cannot be felt on the outside surface because they are internal.

There is the expected light surface wear.
No maker indicated as I did not remove the lighter mechanism. It is intact pretty tight, so I didn't want to disturb it.

Circa 1940s / USA

Tested? Yes.
Guaranteed? Yes
Returns Accepted? Of Course. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed, return if not happy.

Lighters cannot be shipped internationally.

Large 2" Bakelite Square Table Lighter. Vintage Catalin Bakelite 1940s.


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: bakelite
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 952 reviews
  • Favorited by: 5 people