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From the late 1940s, this hard-to-find Beacon pocket lighter was manufactured in Buffalo, NY by Hygrade Industries. Appropriately named the Dub-L-Lite (aka Double Lite), this Beacon model has a very unique firing mechanism with two wicks. Machined from solid aluminum, the Dub-L-Lite is much more distinctive, but works much like a Zippo. Flip open the contoured aluminum snuffer to expose the wicks, then turn the side mounted spark wheel with your thumb. Flint and fluid are added from the base (see photo #5). The flint chamber is accessed by removing the small, spring loaded hex screw on the base.the spark wheel. Fuel is added by removing the base screw for each wick chamber, which include a handy accessory: a mini hex driver mounted to each that fits the flint chamber screw.

This Jackson is working great and a fine piece for daily use -- with one stipulation. I've found fuel evaporate surprisingly quick with this two-wick design and needs refueling every couple of days. (This may be because it uses two smaller fuel chambers instead of a single large reservoir. I've completely disassembled and cleaned the firing mechanism, unblocked the flint chamber, free-ed up the file wheel, installed two new NOS wicks, repacked both fuel chambers, and replaced the fuel cap washers for both to restore this rare aluminum lighter to reliable working condition. It will be shipped with a new Zippo 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 also hand-polished the aluminum exterior to a mirror-like finish. You'll notice a myriad of imperfections on the aluminum body (see photo #2). My studio lighting accentuates these imperfections in the reflective, polished finish, flaws which are much subtler when viewing this lighter under normal conditions. Simply put - I think this Beacon looks even nicer in person than my photos show here. 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.

Working Beacon Dub-L-Ite Aluminum Double Wick Pocket Lighter from the 1940s