A 1930'S MULLARD CIGARETTE LIGHTER SHAPED LIKE A PX4

Posted by STEVE MYCIUNKA on

Well, in over 25 years of collecting vintage radio items, I have never seen another of these so I thought.... there's a nice blog entry.

What we have  for your delectation is a miniature flint and wick petrol cigarette lighter,made  of nickel plated or painted brass standing just about two inches in height.

mullard petrol cigarette lighter like px4

Separate the two halves of this lilliputian marvel and you see a strike wheel flint mechanism and wick in the bulb part.

mullard petrol cigarette lighter 1930

The mechanism was manufactured by Benay of London and you can see their cartouche stamped by the thumb wheel.

mullard petrol cigarette lighter

The ultimate cachet has to be the bulb top which is proudly stamped with the Mullard name, known to us all in this very distinctive font.

px4 shaped master valve mullard petrol cigarette lighter

 

To the Mullard collector, this is a very important piece of Mullard history, exquisitely made and almost certainly handcrafted, these would have been handed out to very special Mullard customers indeed sometime during the 1930's where the PM Master Valve series were very much in vogue.

mullard pm shaped master valve petrol lighter

 

If you have an interest in this lovely thing then please, go to either HERE or HERE and hopefully you will be quick enough to obtain this delightfully unique Mullard collectible.

 


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