Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Tommy lighter coppy

Picked this little lighter up for about £3-4 its brass plated steel was told its from 1933 and i can beleive it, it's a copy of a tommy lighter issued to soilders and sold after WW1


 It has a small fuel tank for extra fuel very useful feature that i wouldn't mind on my zippo
it's a copy because of the pattern of the holes in the chimney and it doesn't have the tommy logo printed on it
like this one

this lighter needs a new wick theres just a small stump of wick left on both sides and i will put it on the belt polisher and post, how it comes out.

38 comments:

  1. It looks like a real antique. That's great.

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  2. I wouldn't mind an extra fuel tank in mine. Would be very useful.

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  3. Thats rather awesome. Im really liking these projects of yours.

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  4. You're a really handy guy. Everyone should have projects like these.

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  5. That's neat. I'd carry it on me if I had it, a unique piece, that actually looks pretty sharp cleaned up.

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  6. I don't smoke but holy crap that looks cool. I need to find me a sweet lighter like that.

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  7. I actually have a box with a couple lighters that look like that! I need to find those...

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  8. Nice lighter, I prefer to use Zippos though.

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  9. are you restoring this? dope project man, good luck!

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  10. @724427 i mainly use zippos aswell i've had tommy lighters before the problem in the design is that the extra fuel tank slips inside were the cotten wool is so... as it heats up in your pocket guess what happens the fuel drains straight out and then need filling 1-2 a day

    @D yes mate i have cleaned it up alot already just needs new wick new cotten wool and bench polishing

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  11. Holy shit, that's awesome. Now all you need are a pack of Lucky Strikes and an M1 Garand.

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  12. i bought a similar style lighter awhile ago. got ripped off cause i was young and dumb and paid like 309616532 dollars for it haha

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  13. that is great.... keep us updated

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  14. Looks really badass. Times like these I wished I smoked.. but not really ;)

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  15. That looks sweet, you picked it up for a great price too!

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  16. This looks pretty cool, it has a nice worn look to it.

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  17. that's pretty sweet man. i love old lighters.

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  18. Old lighters are so classic, its amazing you can hold something in your hand that a soldier held and cherished 70+ years ago.

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  19. Thats awesome i have a slight collection of lighters and that is an amazing find.

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  20. Can't wait to see how this one comes out. Hopefully the brass will get extremely shiny

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  21. you should of kept it in the condition it was sold.. it would of sold for a whole lot more...

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  22. @AssortedNews should come out shiney if i'm abit rough it will go though to the steel :P

    @Truth Finder well proper tommy lighters only sell on ebay for abou £10-15 this is a copy and i like to keep them for my personal collection of lighters might even use it for my daily cig

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  23. those lighters are awesome
    such an antique

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  24. i'm curious to see how it will be like when you finish

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  25. would be cool to get a relic like that functioning again

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  26. wow i should pick up a hobby like this. i also commented on the NHS

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