KW 676 Golf Ball Table Lighter, 1938

This KW wick table lighter model 676 was first manufactured by Karl Wieden (KW) in 1938 in Solingen-Ohligs, Germany. The production ceased probably in the late 1950s. It is a light round figural lighter in the shape of a golf ball or a hand grenade. It was often used as a advertisement medium. 

This automatic table lighter was available in different finishes: solid silver, nickel / silver plated brass, enameled in different colors. The picture on the right shows a KW 676 made of brass and silver plated with a advertising label on one side: Berolina. The very characteristic semiautomatic KW lighter fitment is not removable and the base is not weighted. Marked on the bottom of the base: KW. The post war version of the lighter was marked: 

Fabrique d' Allemagne
Made in Germany

Type: wick (petrol) lighter

Marked on the underside of the lighter insert: KW
Scarcity: uncommon–rare

Value for very good – mint condition (dependent on finish): $50.00–250.00 (approx €35.00–200.00)

Weight: 125 grams (0.44 pounds)

  • height: 5.3 cm (2.08")
  • diameter: 5 cm (1.97")


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