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OLD Vintage DUNHILL Gas Cigarette Lighter LIFT ARM

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  • Closed: Sun 26 Aug 2012, 7:19 pm
Listing #: 504540207
Silver plated Dunhill 1930's style lighter but must date later as it runs PERFECTLY on modern Butane Gas

I first filled this to check that it worked several MONTHS AGO, it sat around neglected in a house full of non-smokers for MONTHS and just tonight I popped the "lift-arm", touched the lighter wheel, and this fine Dunhill lit-up on first flick .......EFFORTLESSLY !

PERFECT condition

PERFECT working order

GENUINE Dunhill made item (100% full money-back guarantee that is good for "life")

CONDITION = is EXACTLY "as seen" in my images

NO box NO warrantee nothing not shown in images

Alfred Dunhill inherited his father’s business, leather goods, saddle-bags & later various products for first car’s owners - bobbyfinders glasses or wind-shielded pipe are the examples of his original ideas

He opened his first shop on London Duke Street when he was 35.

First Dunhill striker lighter named EDNITE appeared in 1914.

Alfred Dunhill improved the patent of Greenwood & Wise from 1919 & in 1924 the UNIQUE lighter was introduced. The Unique with horizontal flint tube can be operated in one hand & was produced in four (A,B,C,D) sizes, “A” was the smallest

The prototype made of mustard dose can still be seen in Dunhill’s Museum. This was Alfred Dunhill’s greatest impact on lighter’s history

He sent his lighters to artists & goldsmiths & offered original, highly elaborated pieces to his customers

Double wheel was added to Unique lighter in 1928, in the same year Parker company was founded by Alfred Dunhill

There were other technically interesting models made beside the Unique line

In 1933 TALLBOY (made under Cartier’s licence) was offered, timeless elegant design that looks great even today, due to improvements of the fuel system it was working for weeks without re-filling, also the system of constant pressure on the flint was a revolutionary idea

BROADBOY followed in 1935, HANDY in 1936. Another famous Dunhill’s lighter the ROLLALITE was patented by La Nationale in 1938.

Shipping details

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  • $6.30  Courier delivery anywhere in NZ
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  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

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Closes: Sun 26 Aug, 7:19 pm. 2012 This auction used auto-extend.