View Full Version : Trench Lighters
02-02-2005, 08:47 PM
I am wondering is there any place I can learn how to make them and/or anyone who knows how they are put together?
02-04-2005, 04:59 AM
I'm not exactly sure what you're on about. Something like this?
02-06-2005, 04:16 PM
Yes, that is what I was talking about.
02-08-2005, 12:42 PM
Well, I don't know about making one. It seems like it would take a lot of specialized equipment--spot welders, stamping machines & so on. Maybe just buy one...
02-08-2005, 12:49 PM
You should buy that! It's only $22.95! You could not possibly make something like that for anywhere near that cheap price.
To engineer and have the tooling to make this item, well the parts alone would be much more than the sales price of the one at that company. I think it is a very nice item, but not being a smoker, don't need one.
Good post. I like seeing neat "old time" stuff like that!
02-08-2005, 01:54 PM
Here are a couple more.
Lighters Galore (http://www.pipeshop.com/category.asp?SID=6&Category_ID=1348)
Trench Lighter (http://www.gifts4less2u.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=L-B40T&Category_Code=SA)
Lighter Museum (http://www.johnfloresgraphics.com/hobbies2.html)
02-08-2005, 04:09 PM
Thanks for the help, and I did not relize gun-metal trench lighter looked so cool. P.S. I also love dicussing old stuff.
02-12-2005, 03:31 AM
I think I got my trench lighter through some Regal or Avon-like catalogue a coworker's kid brought to work in order to raise funds for school or something. The second one pictured in Retro Grouch's post is the one I have.
Some guy on the street asked me for a light, I took it out and lit his smoke and he goes, "Whoa! High tech lighter!"
"Yeah, that World War One technology was pretty advanced.", I said.
I'm not a smoker, btw. I keep a lighter for fuses and such. ;)
02-12-2005, 12:59 PM
Thanks for the help and yea it is so funny how people think they are "high tech."
02-12-2005, 11:12 PM
Ya know, I was thinking, this would make an interesting bobble to clip to your A-2. I mean I have the traditional whistles on my, and the bomb tags, but this would be a new yet still period addition. Maybe the pilots father gave him the lighter when he went off to war, his father having been in WWI, perhaps?
02-13-2005, 06:47 AM
How about one on a chain like a poket watch on a A-2.
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