KW Capri H, 1958

This Capri table lighter was first manufactured by Karl Wieden (KW) in 1958 in Germany. The production ceased in the early 1960s. It was one of the first gas (butane) lighters made by KW. It had a very simplistic angular design.

This automatic table lighter was available in different finishes: silver, nickel plated etc. The picture on the right shows a KW Capri in a rectangle openwork base in floral design. On both sides a monogram shield was present (see picture). The base of the lighter was made of 800 grade of silver. The base is not weighted. Marked on the side: 800 H.

The removable lighter insert is a standard nickel plate KW Capri.

Type: gas (butane) lighter

Marked on the underside of the lighter insert: KW KAWEE
Scarcity: rare

Value for good mint condition (dependent on finish): $75.00–300.00 (approx €55.00–220.00)

Weight: 280 grams (0,31 pounds)

  • height: 6.0 cm (2.36")
  • width: 3.3 cm (1.3")
  • length: 7.7 cm (3.03")


LookAndHook said...

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i have a lighter almost like that and would like to know aomething about it!

I would love you help!

Ich will Ihre hilfe lieben...

Mvh Theodor NSS

Anonymous said...

I have came across a kawee table lighter and was interested in its history and value could someone please email me at my name is robert

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