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EVANS 1940 Spitfire Pocket Lighter With Windshield Chromed Steel & Black Lacquer

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Spitfire pocket lighter designed by Evans. Rare automatic spitfire pocket lighter, created in America by the Evans Company, back in the 1940. This very handsome piece has been crafted with deco-modernist patterns in chromed steel with accents decorations in black lacquer. This model is fitted with the hinged windguard adding extra rarity. It it never used or fired and is offered with the original box. Stunning modernist design, very decorative and surely a great conversation piece. Model: The Spitfire with windguard pocket lighter. Year: 1940. Materials: Chromed steel and black lacquer. Weight: 50 Grams. Measurements: 62 mm by 37 mm by 13 mm (2.44 x 1.46 x 0.52 Inches). Rarity: Rare with windshield and never fired condition. Marks: Lighter is stamped with the maker's mark and signed as follow; "EVANS FUEL U.S. PAT. REG, 19023". Evans The Evans Company first started out as a handbag and accessory manufacturing company, originating from Attleboro, Massachusetts as a novelty company in 1918. However, by the late 1920’s, the company took on a different path and began to manufacture lighters with a “lift arm system”. This system is very similar to the one used by the Alfred Dunhill Company – minus the fact that the flint wheel was located vertically, rather than horizontally. Many lighters were manufactured by the Evans Company with this “lift arm system” with a variety of attractive styles, including enameled cases. In addition, the Evans Company produced complementary cigarette cases and perfume sprays. Soon after, the “lift arm system” began to lose popularity with the onset of a new lighter system – the Ronson system, which was clearly more user-friendly. Another version of the Ronson system was launched by the Evans Company, called the Trig-A-Lite. However, the Ronson Company noticed the similarities between the two systems and ultimately filed a lawsuit against the Evans Company for copyright issues. The lawsuit continued on for several years, until the Ronson Company finally won and received their settlement from the Evans Company. In the 1940’s and 1950’s, the Evans Company was known to manufacture a large variety of decorative lighters. These uniquely shaped lighters were adorned with enameled bases and were even available in the shapes of different fruits. The interior of the lighter was the same for all the models. The uniform lighter unit was useful because it was able to fit in any sort of shape and design, and thus it was utilized for many years to come. As times changed, the old system was replaced with butane. The Evans Company introduced a butane system in the same size as the original decorative bases to facilitate the change. The Evans Company continued to manufacture lighters into the early 1970’s.”. Note: This piece is empty of any flammable, gas or butane substances and is ready to be ship by any carrier. Collateral: This lighter is accompanied by the designer's original presentation box and a wrapped envelope with Evans flints. Condition: The overall condition of this lighter is excellent, with no trace of wear or use. All parts are secured in their settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity. INVENTORY REF: P010424XONJ/.6754
  • Creator:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 2.44 in (6.2 cm)Width: 1.46 in (3.71 cm)Depth: 0.52 in (1.33 cm)
  • Style:
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Chrome,Lacquer,Steel,Lacquered,Polished
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1940
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. The overall condition of this lighter is excellent, with no trace of wear or use. All parts are secured in their settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity. WITH ORIGINAL BOX!.
  • Seller Location:
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: P010424XONJ/.67541stDibs: LU8303237818662
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