Antique German Cap Lighter 1890’s

$199.00 NZD

Antique German Cap Lighter 1890’s

Here’s an interesting item. A German manufactured Brass Cigarette lighter dating from the 1890’s. It has a circular ring on the outer face which when turned opens the lid and operates the striking mechanism. The igniter “caps” were on a paper roll, similar to an old toy cap pistol and when hit by the sprung arm they would provide the spark. The wick passes through a hinged lid which opens to reveal the cotton wool filled fuel cavity – similar to a zippo. An ingeniously designed antique from over 120 years ago!

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Antique German Cap Lighter 1890’s