58,00 USD< p class="description"> This French windproof pocket lighter is unbranded; it was most likely manufactured in Paris by Polaire throughout the late 1940s or early ’50s. This model uses a flip-up snuffer with a separately hinged wind guard, a distinctly French windproof design presented in the 1930s. Usually the windguard snaps down into place, as presented to in picture # 1, obscuring the file wheel and wick. It can also be raised to easily light a pipeline or hooka. Though a more advanced design, this vintage French lighter works similar to contemporary windproof lighters. Flip open the snuffer to expose the wick, then strike the brass double thumb wheel to light. Just close the snuffer to snuff out the flame. Eliminate the outer case to replace the flint and add fluid (see photo # 5).
Made from brass, this Polaire was in good stimulating condition when I acquired it, though its outer case was ruined from negligent storage. I’ve installed a brand-new wick, cleaned and polished the mechanism to guarantee this Polaire works dependably for routine usage. Once serviced, I hand covered the body using a brilliant green ostrich-grained leather covering. This vintage French pocket lighter will be shipped with a brand-new flint and without lighter fluid. I have actually offered top quality pictures to provide the very best preview of this refurbished Polaire, taking care to reveal its lightly distressed condition with vivid detail.
SHIPPING FOR U.S. CUSTOMERS: Shipment by USPS Top priority Mail, which normally takes 2-3 days to arrive. I provide complimentary U.S. shipping when you order more than one item. I’ll refund the shipping expense after checkout. (Please get in touch if you prefer making other arrangements.) I also offer complimentary regional pick-up from my store on Antique Row in Baltimore.
SHIPPING FOR CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE U.S.: Delivery by U.S. Post Office International Concern Mail, which is a trackable and insured service. The flat-rate shipping cost will be charged for the first item, extra products will ship in the exact same plan with no additional shipping expense.
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