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Old 15-10-19, 08:18 AM
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Could anyone give me a idea of this lighter please
Is it from the first world war or second ?
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Old 15-10-19, 09:29 AM
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I've got one very similar somewhere with an RASC collar badge soldered on.
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I've got one very similar somewhere with an RASC collar badge soldered on.
Nice , I can't work out for the life of me if it's my father's (WW2 ) or someone else in the family (WW1)
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Old 15-10-19, 10:39 AM
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If it's got a makers name stamped anywhere you may be able to narrow down the dates of manufacture or trawling through images on Google but could have still been made up until relatively recent until the disposable lighter took hold of the market, unless there's a lighter collector here or someone knows better.
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Old 15-10-19, 06:13 PM
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If it's got a makers name stamped anywhere you may be able to narrow down the dates of manufacture or trawling through images on Google but could have still been made up until relatively recent until the disposable lighter took hold of the market, unless there's a lighter collector here or someone knows better.
I can't find any markings on it ,wether they've worn away I don't know .., I always presumed it's my father's .
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Old 15-10-19, 07:09 PM
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I have an example similar to this and I've been led to believe it's a WW2 period lighter.
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Old 15-10-19, 08:18 PM
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without a makers mark can be very hard to pin down a date. As this type of lighter has been around since 1912 and copies were made even back in those days. Your lighter is similar style and shape to the MEB Wheel Lighter of 1912 which is identical to Hahway lighters, from Austria, without having an example for measurements I can only go on the pictures only. Here is a great website for lighters: http://www.toledo-bend.us/VCL/lighte...st=lighters130
http://www.toledo-bend.us/VCL/lighte...Hahway80_1.jpg

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Old 16-10-19, 09:08 PM
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I have an example similar to this and I've been led to believe it's a WW2 period lighter.
I'm thinking more with your info it could be my father's then ..many thanks
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Old 23-10-19, 07:29 PM
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Managed to work out how to upload the photo of the lighter , any ideas wether it's ww1 or ww2 period please
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