This item has been shown 110 times.
is an extremely rare art deco sterling silver "Colby"
windproof pocket petrol lighter in original hardbound box with instructions and extras. the "Colby" also has its cardboard outer box which i've not seen before in 40 years of collecting. there is a carry pouch made of coated paper - utility kit - folded instruction the "colby" features a
slim body design with automatic panel mechanism that acts as a
windscreen. the silver case is stamped sterling on the back. this is
the second version " Colby" with only one screw on the
underside. the "Colby" was first invented in 1945 by Abner Kohlberg and Julius Kohn of new york - see patent sketches. Kohn was
also the owner of Imco new york and invented numerous unusual
mechanisms. the "Colby" is featured in numerous lighter
books and i've shown photo from german Broesan "nues alte
feuerzeuge" vintage lighter book as well as an old
advertisement. the "Colby" measures about 2-3/8" tall
x 1-3/8" wide x 1/4" deep and is in very good unused untested condition.
the top press mechanism is untested with fuel
and sold and as a collectible. the finish does have mild plating flaw on the nickel plate areas on top and snuffer cap that may not clean. the wick and snuffer have excess old flint dust and the mechanism is unused. most of the flint dust will clean off. the fuel screw has not been
tested and i have not opened utility kit which may have excess powder from old flints. overall - an important sterling silver art
deco " Colby" pocket petrol lighter in original box for your vintage automatic collection.
an extremely rare art deco sterling silver colby with all the extras!
ads-patent-book photo not included in sale - lighter sold as a collectible
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