Quercia, Flaminaire Baronet Butagaz, 1948



The Flaminaire Baronet is classic of gas lighters. It was made in 1948 by Quercia in Paris, France. The production of this model ceased in 1956. The Flaminaire lighters were one of the first lighters that used a disposable butane tank. It was a strong brand in France and Canada owing to its innovative attitude and various designs and patterns of the table lighters.

The Flaminaire Baronet was available in up to twenty different finishes. The version depicted on the right is covered in brown leather. 

The body of this lighter is made of brass and gold colored. The bottom is padded with black felt. The lighter is marked:

FLAMINAIRE
Quercia
PARIS
BARONET
FUNCTIONNE AU BUTAGAZ
BREVETE FRANCE ET ETRANGER
MADE IN FRANCE

Scarcity: uncommon

Value for very very good–mint condition: $50.00–90.00 (approx €35.00–60.00)

Weight: 160 grams (0.35 pounds), without cable

Dimensions:
  • height: 9.5 cm (3.7") 
  • width: 5.4 cm (2.1") 
  • depth: 3.3 cm (1.3")

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Hi I just recently purchased one of these and it still has butane in it and works beavtifully, but do you know how i can have it refilled when the gas runs out???
Also have a Flaminaire Vinci pocket lighter and it won't (with any of the adapters) fill. Is there a special adapter that will work, thanks, david m.

table lighters said...

You cannot refill it. You have to buy a disposable butane tank for this Baronet. You might find them on ebay (German and French).

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