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Based in Springfield, IL, Park Sherman began making lighters in 1914. Known for their lift arm lighters in the1930s, they began producing quality flip-top lighters in the 1940s. In the 1950s and 1960s, Park Sherman specialized in inexpensive, all-aluminum lighters frequently used for advertising. This World War 2 era Park is covered in a military green, textured finish specifically designed for military use. The olive drab color was used so soldiers could smoke covertly, reducing the likelihood of light reflecting off a polished metallic finish that could inadvertently disclosing their location in the field. And, the textured finish made the lighter easier to grip and hold in the trenches of battle. The Park Sherman name does not appear on the outside case, but is etched one the side of the firing mechanism and across the wind guard.

The service looks to have been moderately used. The textured finish has worn smooth in places and there are a myriad of minor flaws in the finish. None of the imperfections are egregious, just enough to give the impression this pieces survived more than a few battles. I removed an impacted flint, brushed the file wheel, cleaned char/soot from the windguard, and installed a new Zippo wick to restore thius service light to excellent working condition. I've provided high quality photos to offer the best preview of this Park. 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. Thanks for looking and please check out other items in my shop.

RESERVED FOR GLENNA - World War 2 Park Sherman Service Lighter With Crackle Finish


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