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von Self Starting
18 Jan 2021, 00:07
Forum: Datierung & Identifizierung
Thema: Unknown to me - possible TCW
Antworten: 4
Zugriffe: 118

Re: Unknown to me - possible TCW

While I agree that the finish could suggest a handmade one-off, the mechanism for sure is borrowed from "Tempête" lighters made in France 1920s-30s under different marques. I have variants marked Feudor, L'aquilon and Rustic. They are generally taller, the parts are longer, including the u-shaped ro...
von Self Starting
04 Jan 2021, 17:57
Forum: Feuerzeuge mit Bezug zum Mittelalter
Thema: Historisch : Das Feuerschlagen mit dem Schlageisen
Antworten: 65
Zugriffe: 102910

Re: Historisch : Das Feuerschlagen mit dem Schlageisen

Thanks!

Not a firesteel thus.

I reckon that looking at it from that perspective, I can see the multipurpose tool.
von Self Starting
04 Jan 2021, 10:11
Forum: Trench Art
Thema: Feuerzeuge in Buchform
Antworten: 40
Zugriffe: 25970

Re: Feuerzeuge in Buchform

Hallo Leute Zu diesem Thema habe ich gerade eine interessante Seite gefunden. https://www.briquets-livres-de-poilus.net Mein französisch reicht hier leider nicht aus, aber scho(ö)n sehenswert! Gruß Matthias If you want some part of it translated (rather in english, in german it's more difficult to ...
von Self Starting
03 Jan 2021, 16:56
Forum: Feuerzeuge mit Bezug zum Mittelalter
Thema: Historisch : Das Feuerschlagen mit dem Schlageisen
Antworten: 65
Zugriffe: 102910

Re: Historisch : Das Feuerschlagen mit dem Schlageisen

Another thread with alot of expertise! When watching one published here above ( this one ), I found some similarity with the one in my collection I used to believe to be from Asian origin. Any thoughts? European instead? firesteel 1.jpg It misses part of the brass enhancement on the fornt as well as...
von Self Starting
03 Jan 2021, 16:35
Forum: Dies & Jenes (Small Talk)
Thema: Neulich am Leergutautomat...
Antworten: 20
Zugriffe: 3000

Re: Neulich am Leergutautomat...

My contribution to the topic. Beyond the well known Coca-Cola plastic bottle, others are obscure beer makers promotionals. bottle lighter 1.jpg These two are from the brewery "Caulier" in Brussels, once very famous and recently revived: Caulier can be found again in some shops and pubs (after Covid....
von Self Starting
26 Dez 2020, 15:51
Forum: Historisches
Thema: a&p Garantiezünder No.60
Antworten: 24
Zugriffe: 13891

Re: a&p Garantiezünder No.60

I just noticed that the Colibri Kickstart is also replicated in China currently - to be found on eBay for 15-20€ I'm rather on the side of those not liking those replicas. And actually, as I happen to smoke a couple of cigarettes on certain evenings, I have for many years gone out with original ones...
von Self Starting
26 Dez 2020, 11:00
Forum: Werkstatt, Hilfestellungen & Anleitungen
Thema: Richard Kohn Imperator... Reparatur und Nervenkrieg
Antworten: 12
Zugriffe: 2141

Re: Richard Kohn Imperator... Reparatur und Nervenkrieg

Pfew! I managed to replace the spring of an RK Imperator, with the help of the explanations here. RK Imperator 1.jpg RK Imperator 4.jpg The explanations were essential to have the old spring out, then cutting and bending the replacement one, then... force it in place. Self evidently, it would try ev...
von Self Starting
22 Dez 2020, 19:22
Forum: Datierung & Identifizierung
Thema: Bakelit - rund & eckig / Bakelite - round & square
Antworten: 18
Zugriffe: 3333

Re: Bakelit - rund & eckig / Bakelite - round & square

Hello, I have first searched the forum without result, but again maybe I missed the right keywords. I tried with bakelit, that's how I hang my message to the current thread. 20 years ago, I bought in Berlin the illustrated lighter, having noticed it wears a mark typical of WW2 Wehrmacht suppliers. C...
von Self Starting
14 Dez 2020, 22:51
Forum: Werkstatt, Hilfestellungen & Anleitungen
Thema: Richard Kohn Imperator... Reparatur und Nervenkrieg
Antworten: 12
Zugriffe: 2141

Re: Richard Kohn Imperator... Reparatur und Nervenkrieg

The Duplex Imperator needs a different spring. I just bought a plausible fit, but I have to try. First removal of the hollow pin. Pity I will probably not have any other choice than replace it, as I'm afraid it will come off only by drilling gently one end.
Duplex Imperator 1.jpg
von Self Starting
14 Dez 2020, 22:44
Forum: Mitgliedervorstellung
Thema: Neues Mitglied
Antworten: 4
Zugriffe: 378

Re: Neues Mitglied

Welcome from one of the latest members.

I'm also into older petrol lighters, but I have always admired the fine mechanics of the Dupont.
von Self Starting
13 Dez 2020, 18:29
Forum: Werkstatt, Hilfestellungen & Anleitungen
Thema: Richard Kohn Imperator... Reparatur und Nervenkrieg
Antworten: 12
Zugriffe: 2141

Re: Richard Kohn Imperator... Reparatur und Nervenkrieg

Hello DImitri, I had expected that some more experienced member would jump in with informed advice on replacing the Imperator spring. As I'm facing the same work on two very different ones (a Duplex and a RK), I had first searched thoroughly the forum. The best explanations I found (and so far used ...
von Self Starting
25 Nov 2020, 10:51
Forum: Historisches
Thema: Belgian made "TITAN"
Antworten: 0
Zugriffe: 419

Belgian made "TITAN"

Here's a little known - as far as I can say - lighter, made in Belgium under the marque "TITAN".

Mechanically similar to the KW 860 (?).
Titan 1.jpg
Titan 2.jpg
Titan 3.jpg
von Self Starting
25 Nov 2020, 10:43
Forum: Datierung & Identifizierung
Thema: Dubsky Standard
Antworten: 3
Zugriffe: 883

Re: Dubsky Standard

I have searched te various threads dealing with the Dubsky Standard - a lighter I like very much, pity I don't own as many variants as some of you do - but mine has a pecularity I haven't seen on the illustrated examples: it's marked "Made in Vienna". Any idea what it would mean as production date, ...
von Self Starting
21 Nov 2020, 11:30
Forum: Historisches
Thema: Thorens filling station
Antworten: 2
Zugriffe: 317

Re: Thorens filling station

Thanks for pointing to the existing thread. I looked for it before opening this one, and I guess I missed it out because it was in the "market" section and not in the "historic" one. Or I didn"t use the right keywords...
von Self Starting
21 Nov 2020, 10:11
Forum: Historisches
Thema: Thorens filling station
Antworten: 2
Zugriffe: 317

Thorens filling station

When making some use of the petrol lighters, and anyway for the beauty of the piece, at a certain point adding a filling station to the collection makes sense and indeed has some serious appeal. I was lucky enough some 15 years ago as to find a Thorens store desk filling station with pump. It was co...
von Self Starting
21 Nov 2020, 10:01
Forum: Datierung & Identifizierung
Thema: Unknown semi-automatic machined lighter
Antworten: 3
Zugriffe: 430

Re: Unknown semi-automatic machined lighter

Thank you Joe for your hypothesis. I see your point, but it would need somebody well tooled to produce this as a one-off. It is machined, and what you spot on the pictures enlargements are partly traces of dirt, actually remains of polish. If I had to guess the production method, I would say that a ...
von Self Starting
20 Nov 2020, 11:27
Forum: Historisches
Thema: Ronson Penciliter 1935 and 1949
Antworten: 0
Zugriffe: 350

Ronson Penciliter 1935 and 1949

I used the search and didn't find a topic for the Ronson Penciliter - only EBO similar one, and a post with the 1934 Ronson patent. I apologize if I missed the right thread, but yet I show here the two versions of the Ronson Penciliter, one prewar and one postwar. The prewar one, I remember dated 19...
von Self Starting
20 Nov 2020, 11:16
Forum: Datierung & Identifizierung
Thema: Unknown semi-automatic machined lighter
Antworten: 3
Zugriffe: 430

Unknown semi-automatic machined lighter

This one is a mistery to me - maybe you will immediately identify. Chromed brass finish, solid machined body and cap. No markings at all. Unknown 1.jpg Lights up with pushing the lower button: Unknown 2.jpg Open and lit up: Unknown 3.jpg Plain filling screw: Unknown 5.jpg I find it a pretty model, b...
von Self Starting
20 Nov 2020, 10:41
Forum: Mitgliedervorstellung
Thema: New member from Belgium
Antworten: 6
Zugriffe: 518

Re: New member from Belgium

Thank you all for your welcoming words. I'm indeed no beginner, but I left my lighters collection a bit apart for many years now. I have already found many identification and practical information browsing through the forum. There are question marks left I'll submit - even if it's quite possible I j...
von Self Starting
19 Nov 2020, 14:28
Forum: Historisches
Thema: KW 135
Antworten: 35
Zugriffe: 9059

Re: KW 135

Here's a KW 135D with original box, a different one compared to the box shown here above.
KW 135 a.jpg
KW 135 b.jpg
KW 135 c.jpg
A display of the variants of KW 135 in my collection:
KW 135 e.jpg
KW 135 f.jpg
von Self Starting
19 Nov 2020, 14:22
Forum: Historisches
Thema: ein alltagstaugliches Männerfeuerzeug :-)
Antworten: 7
Zugriffe: 1154

Re: ein alltagstaugliches Männerfeuerzeug :-)

I seem to understand that there are mixed evaluations of the Beattie Jet Lighter value and interest. I find it a definitely interesting piece. It is also true seemingly for most lighters, that the price we (I) paid 20 years ago are long gone. Even without considering the famous eBay (non-)seller, pr...
von Self Starting
18 Nov 2020, 19:16
Forum: Historisches
Thema: SWANK lighter Alfa Romeo Canguro
Antworten: 0
Zugriffe: 327

SWANK lighter Alfa Romeo Canguro

As explained in my personal introduction, I chose as first topic here the intersection between my lighter and my Alfa Romeo miniature themes, which is not the oldest, rarest or most interesting of my lighters but something more personal. It's a Japan made table lighter made by Swank in the second ha...
von Self Starting
18 Nov 2020, 19:03
Forum: Mitgliedervorstellung
Thema: New member from Belgium
Antworten: 6
Zugriffe: 518

New member from Belgium

Hello to all out here. I'm Patrick from Belgium. I beg your pardon if I write in english. I did learn german at school, but that's very long ago. I can read pretty well, but writing is difficult, moreover I realize my mistakes as soon as I re-read what I just wrote, unnerving... I used to collect li...