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Posted 4 years ago

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electobacco
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I have an old electric cigarette lighter that is all original. I would appreciate any feedback anyone can provide to me on it. For example what exactly it would be called, what it may be worth, and possibly the year it is from. I have yet to find anyone that has seen anything like this or knows what it is exactly. It could possibly be some sort of prototype. I am not sure.

It is about 11 1/2 inches tall, 5 inches across, and 5 inches deep. It has an original 110 volt non-polarized plug (both prongs for the plug are the same).

I have seen numerous Midland countertop jump spark cigar lighters that are of pretty much the exact same design and size made from wood. They apparently were common between 1909-1920. I believe this electric lighter would be from sometime between 1891-1921 based on the above information and the materials it is made from. Also electricity seems to have been first available around 1891 and the patent for a lighter of this type was made in 1921. So it would seem to be from this timeframe.

It is cast iron steel with a glass plate in the front and a tobacco advertisement behind it. When plugged in the front display lights up in beautiful bright detailed colors and the top has a heating element that can be removed to light a cigar/cigarette. The bottom front says the Neubert Schroeder Co. Distributors. When did the Neubert Schroeder Co. Distributors begin operations? This information should help in dating this as well.

Once again thank you so much to anyone that can provide any assistance to me on this item.

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  1. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    I appreciate and thank all of you for making a note of your love and liking of this item. Hopefully I can share other items that will spark as much interest. : )
  2. bill kolk, 4 years ago
    i have not seen one like this before but will do some checking and let you know
  3. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Thank you so much for the post Bill and your willingness to check into this further for me. I look forward to hearing back with what you find out. Have an amazing day and upcoming weekend my friend! : )
  4. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 4 years ago
    This is quite a unique piece. I have "never" seen anything like it. I thank you for the compliment about my "so called" knowledge lol but I'm not near as smart as you may think. About the only thing I have a "degree" in is coins and anything numismatics. Of course that's limited to U.S. coins as my knowledge in world coins is very limited. You have some really nice pieces and I plan to look further at them as I can find the time. I just found this site earlier this week and it's a dream site. "Just what the Dr. ordered". I just took a couple hundred pics of various items I have yesterday & today and will spend the next month or two posting them. After that, a couple hundred more pics and so and so on... Good luck in all of your hunts & finds in the tobacco realm. Take care, Kerry
  5. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    I have yet to find anyone that has seen anything like this. Crazy stuff. Sounds great! I look forward to seeing more of your collection as well. The ones you have put up so far are exceptional and unique. Peace out....
  6. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    Well, this is a start...
    http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-antique-cigar-tin-mapacuba-74503718
  7. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    More of the same...
    http://www.trademarkia.com/mapacuba-71140485.html
  8. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    Scroll down to 1922, Bayuk Bros...click on 'Bayuk and tin'...
    http://www.nationalcigarmuseum.com/Cigar_History/History_1910-1960.html
  9. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    You might send this CW Hall-of-Fame site a picture...
    http://cigarhistory.info/Site/NCM_HOME.html
  10. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Savoychina1 thank you so much once again for your research on this item and providing me the links! I did send this to the CW Hall of Fame which is a great idea from you. Have an awesome one! : )
  11. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    The interesting thing is the design on this item is different then any of the other tins or advertising pieces listed on the sites above.
  12. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Thank you bahamaboy for loving this item. Have an awesome one!
  13. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Thank you youngpicker 96 for liking this item.
  14. MMM MMM, 4 years ago
    I would love to tell you more, but rest assured, you and all the others know much more than I do. I just want to buy it from you then resell it for $5,000 LOL just kidding.
  15. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    I apologize for not giving this piece the recognition that it deserves!
  16. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    No problem officialfuel! Thanks for finally coming to your senses..... : )
  17. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Thank you for showin some love DMK678 and trukn20. Have an awesome evening my friends...peace....
  18. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Thanks for showin some love cocacolakid....
  19. electobacco electobacco, 4 years ago
    Thank you Lawdog and vintagemad for showin some love. Take care my friends...
  20. Richard Schroeder, 3 years ago
    The Neubert-Schroeder was in Toledo, Ohio and was owned by Henry G. Neubert, a Civil War veteran, and my paternal grandfather, Charles H. Schroeder. Henry Neubert was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 11, 1841 of German parents and died on July 9, 1900. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery located in Toledo, Ohio.
    My grandfather, Charles H. Schroeder, was born on November 22, 1877 in Barnin, Germany, came to Toledo, Ohio with both parents as a baby, and died in Atlanta, Georgia on October 16, 1961. He is buried in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park in Toledo, Ohio.
    It is my understanding that during the Great Depression of the 1920's that the company failed but my grandfather was always proud to say that he was able to pay all those to whom he owed money.
  21. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Richard I thank you so much for sharing what you did with me and the rest of the Collector's Weekly community. It is greatly appreciated. Your grandfather seems to have been an ambitious individual and hard worker. Traits that are admired and respected. You being a part of a family with such history is amazing. Always wishing you and your family nothing but the best my friend and once again thank you for sharing such historic and valuable information relating to a part of history of our great country. --Anthony aka electobacco
  22. Richard Schroeder, 3 years ago
    Thanks, Anthony, for the kind words. I do sincerely appreciate your thoughts!
  23. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thank you VintageTAKER54 for the love!!
  24. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    You are welcome Richard. I appreciate your response as well. Have a blessed day my friend!
  25. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thank you for showin some love chevy and JTeach!! Have a great night my friends....
  26. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Fabulos piece, sorry so slow, but old and slow are my trademaks, love the piece
  27. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    No problem kerry! Thank you so much for the post and looking. Also thanks for checking that you "love it". Have a great night and we will cross paths on here again in the not too distant future I am sure.... : )
  28. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thanks Shawnl86 for the additional love on this item Peace out.....
  29. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Hedgewalker I really appreciate and am grateful for you enjoying so many of my items. You are really "lighting it up" with your love for this one.... : )
  30. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Hedge and oilman you guys are awesome! I am so blessed and appreciative for both of you making me aware of and showing your love for this post! Have an awesome and safe Labor Day weekend my friends! Peace out.... : )
  31. electobacco electobacco, 2 years ago
    mustangtony thanks for stopping by and showing some love my friend! Have an awesome one! : )

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