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Posted 6 years ago


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I'm wondering if anyone knows something about this old cigarette lighter. It's brass and has an arrow pointing up and also has a chain on the bottom that has a metal tag at the end of the chain with a #1828 on it.
It's very unusual.


  1. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Popularly called a "trench lighter"-- came into prominance during WW1.

    The casing slides up (with the arrow) and shields SOME of the flame from sight.

    These are heavily reproduced.

    Your lighter has a nice patina to it and looks older, but I would doubt it is WW1 era. I don't recall seeing the arrow on the earliest ones.

    I don't know the significance of the tag or numbers.

  2. Richard , 6 years ago
    Thanks Scott, I appreciate the info.
  3. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 6 years ago
    My Mom Is A smoker and she just recently burned her bedside table to a crisp from using a lighter exactly like this that she found in her parents house. She thought it was such a cool lighter. I laughed out-loud when I saw her using that lighter, when I saw her bedside table, and just now again!

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