Silver Plated WW2 Novelty 'Jerrican' Table Lighter, French, 1940s For Sale
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Silver Plated WW2 Novelty 'Jerrican' Table Lighter, French, 1940s


A very unusual ‘military chic’ novelty table lighter, known as the ‘Jerrican’, made to resemble a WW2 petrol can. This lighter features a heavy cast, silver-plated body with an aged patina, and an unusual double wheel mechanism, with flint wheel unit that pulls out for re-flinting, and is filled via the screw off ‘gas cap’. Marked to the underside ‘JERRICAN, MARQUE ET MODELE DEPOSES, FRANCE’. Notes: This model was originally designed by Clodion, an important French manufacturer of interesting mechanism lighters. ‘Jerrican’ models in a smaller 1¾ inch tall pocket size, also exist in Sterling silver and 18-karat gold, and are particularly sought after by lighter collectors.   


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  • Condition Details
    The lighter has been cleaned and refurbished, and is in good working order.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 3.5 in. x W 3 in. x D 1 in.H 8.89 cm x W 7.62 cm x D 2.54 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
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