Lighters

© Brooke Clarke 2011


Background

These are ways to start a fire.  Their use for lighting cigarettes and cigars is about ended.
Inspired by the book Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard W. Wrangham.

Brands

Bernhardt
  668708 Electric Cigar Lighter, C.A. Bernhardt, Feb 26, 1901, 431/132 - uses a couple of No. 6 batteries
1703033 Portable Lighter, D.W. Greene (M.E. Bernhardt Co), Feb 19, 1929, 431/136 -
1717205 Portable Lighter, D.W. Greene (M.E. Bernhardt Co), Jun 11, 1929, 431/136 ; 292/121 -
1982493 Lighter Unit and Mounting Therefor, M.E. Bernhardt, Nov 27 1934, 431/137 ; 431/202; D27/159 - looks like beer stein
2025845 Despensing Container and Lighter Assemblage, M.E. Bernhardt, Dec 31, 1935, 221/149 ; 221/232; 431/137; 431/253
2113930 Lighter Mechanism, K. Bernhardt, Apr 12, 1938, 431/140 ; 431/149 -
2490121 Pocket-Lighter, M. Franki (K. Bernhardt), Dec 6, 1949, 431/139 ; 431/143 - cerium stone (flint?)
D155981 Cigarette Lighter, I. Florman, Nov 15, 1949, - "The Diplomat" M.E. Bernhardt Co Nov 12 1927
Bowers
2480317 Pocket Pyrophoric Lighter, F.H. Bowers, Aug 30 1949, 431/149 ; 431/151 -
2523415 Package, F.H. Bowers, Sep 26, 1950, 206/561 ; 206/482; 206/804; 206/87; 229/120.24; 229/125.125 - supplies
2710709 Flink Package and Display Device, F.H. Bowers, Jun 14 1955, 222/192 ; 206/223; 206/476; 206/489; 431/124
- lighter fluid with some attached flints
2796629 Hinge Mounting for Lighter Covers, F.H. Bowers, Jun 25 1957, 16/255 ; 267/158; 431/151 - sort of Zippo type lid

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Dunhill
D248877 Lighter, A.R. Harris (Dunhill Lighters Ltd), Aug 8, 1978, -
3758262 Portable Gas Lighter with Magnetically Operated Lid, A.R. Harris (Dunhill Lighters Ltd), Sep 1, 1973, -
3781163 Lighter with a Capacity Discharge Ingition System and Means for Preventing Automatic Recharging of Said Capacitor, C.W. Ovens
 (Dunhill Lighters Ltd), Dec 2, 1973, 431/266 ; 315/209CD; 315/209T; 361/256; 431/132; 431/25
- Push-Pull step up inverter circuit
IMCO
Kaschie
Ronson
2486711 Shipping Container, A. Harris (Ronson Art Metal Works Inc), Nov 1, 1949, 206/583 - allows shipping lighter with fluid.
2505167 Lighter Casing Construction, A.H. Aronson (Ronson Art Metal Works Inc), Apr 25, 1950, 431/276 ; 431/124; 431/154; 431/277 -
2866580 Dispensing Spout Structure, W.I. Nissen (Ronson Corp), Dec 30, 1958, 222/512 ; 222/556; 222/560; 222/561; 401/281; D9/450
- for lighter fluid can
3150507 Lighter Mechanism, J.D. Smith (Ronson Corp), Sep 29, 1964, 431/125 ; 431/131; 431/138; 431/253; 431/343- in the top of a fountain pen
D188507 Cigar Lighter or Similar Article, J.D. Smith (Ronson Corp),Aug 2 1960,  D27/159 -
Zippo
2517191 Pyrophoric Lighter, L Flickinger & G. Blaisdell (Zippo Mfg Co), Aug 1, 1950, 431/276 ; 431/151; 431/152; 431/277 -
2011322 Cigarette Lighter, L.K. Loehr, Aug 13 1935, 431/138 - bullett
2418295 Cigarette Lighter or the Like, I. Florman, Apr 1 1947, 431/138 - flint and spring is their own tube
2704447 Flameguard for Flint-Wheel, L. Flickinger W.L. Pleroffi (Zippo Mfg Co), Mar 22, 1955, 431/151 ; 431/277 - 
2774234 Table Lighter, G.G. Blaisdell & L. Flickinger (Zippo Mfg Co), Dec 18, 1956, 431/277 ; 431/142; 431/152; 431/298; 431/323; 431/324 -
2803123 Pyrophoric Lighter, G.W. Owen (Zippo Mfg Co), Aug 20, 1957, 431/152 ; 431/321; 431/323; 431/344 -
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Patents

Class Numbers

 44 Fuel and Related Compositions
131
137 Fluid Handling
149 Exolosive and Thermic Compounds or Charges
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers
219 Electric Heating
431 Combustion

525437 Electric Cigar Lighter, A.C. Albertsen, Sep 4 1894, 219/266 ; 200/86.5
808725 Lighter 431/271 - oldest in 431
815219 Cigar Cutter and Lighter, 131/249 ; 30/113; 431/271
983238 Ingiter with Spark Emitting Mass., J Kellermann, Jan 31, 1911, 431/136 (oldest in this class)
1045683 Lighting Device
1717205 Portable Lighter, DW Greene, Jun 11, 1929, 431/136 ; 292/121

1555815 Electric Cigar Lighter, Oct 6, 1925, 219/270

Permanent Match

1713595 Cigarette and Cigar Lighter, F.D. Doubleday, May 21 1929, 431/272 ; 44/507 - one time self lighting, coil of wick
1903838 Ignitible Stick, F. Ringer, Apr 18, 1933, 149/79 ; 206/96; 431/267; 44/507 - slow burning so it can be blown out and relighted a number of times
1941621 Igniting Stick, F. Ringer, Jan 2, 1934, 44/643 ; 149/82; 44/507; 44/511; 44/628
2000328 Match, W. Harris, May 7 1935, 44/507 - paper book matches
2015383 Repeatedly Ignitible Match, R. Konig, Sept 24 1935, 44/507 ; 149/29; 149/82; 44/643
2038048 Lighter, A. Kilstrom (Henry Lederer & Bro Inc), Apr 21, 1936, 431/141 -
2059807 Cigar Lighter, F. Ringer, Nov 3 1936, 431/267 ; 431/135; 44/507 - This is a metal pocket lighter that's built around an Ignitible Stick
2552718 Lighter, L. Hutchinson, B. Heath, F. Charles, May 15, 1951, 431/277 ; 431/139; 431/149; 431/275 - thumb press to open and light
2566560 Permanent Match, , B Edelberg, Sep 4, 1951, 44/507 ; 149/29; 149/83
2568285 Pyrotechnic Match Capable of Repeated Ignition, F.K. Knutsen,

2675689 Jet Lighter, H.M. Wassem & J.J. Robinson, Apr 20, 1954, 137/377 ; 137/614; 141/330; 431/150 - butane in replacable container, not refillable
2608081 Lighter Mechanism, T.H. Morgan (Butalite Corp), Aug 26 1952,
431/254 ; 141/20; 141/3; 141/325; 141/329; 141/330; 251/303; 431/124; 431/131; 431/150; 431/275; 431/277; 431/344; 431/88; 431/89; D27/157 -
3007328 automatic Gas Cigarette-Lighter, H. Zahn, Nov 7, 1961, 431/154 ; 431/131; 431/253 -
3079781 Lighter, V. Virtanen (R.J. Jurick), Mar 5 1963, 431/138 ; 431/137; 431/149; D27/157 -
D215177 Cigarette Lighter, K Goto (M Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha), Sep 9, 1969, - vertical flint wheel shaft

3443877 Gas Fueled Lighter, S. Inagaki (Korona Kogyo Co Ltd), May 13, 1969, 431/134 ; 431/276; D27/159 -

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