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unused art deco 1940's colby sterling silver automatic lighter in original box For Sale

unused art deco 1940's colby sterling silver automatic lighter in original box

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unused art deco 1940's colby sterling silver automatic lighter in original box:

offered 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


usa is priority mail with signature confo ship cost. overseas is priority airmail except the SHIP COST to italy-china-HK-eastern europe-russia-spain-greece-taiwan- via usps priority mail only-$40. SHIP COST to america via usps express mail only at $85. please make sure to read my vintage lighter articles on the internet and in blaze lighter magazine. i combine shipping. **please view all the vintage lighters-ronsons- dunhills-and 20th century deco i offer on . please email questions - thanks.

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