KW Capri Table Lighter, 1951

This Capri wick table lighter was first manufactured by Karl Wieden (KW) in 1951 in Germany. The production ceased in the 1957. Later in 1958 it was replaced by the KW Capri gas lighter.

This automatic table lighter was available in different finishes: silver, nickel plated, leather covered, enamelled etc. The picture on the right shows a KW Capri made of German silver (nickel plate) in a silver sterling (.925) mantel. The base is not weighted. Marked on the side: 925 and on the bottom of the base: KW capri.

The removable lighter insert is a standard nickel plate KW Capri a very efficient and durable mechanism.

Type: wick (petrol) lighter

Marked on the underside of the lighter insert: KW KAWEE

Scarcity: uncommon

Value for good mint condition (dependent on finish): $45.00–120.00 (approx €30.00–85.00)

Weight: 183 grams (0.4 pounds)

  • height: 5.3 cm (2.08")
  • width: 2.9 cm (1.14")
  • length: 7.5 cm (2.95")


Yaser Yousef said...

hello i just want to know what kind of fuel it take>

Damien Munn said...

Can anyone tell what type of fuel the capri table top lighters use thank you i do have pictures of the lighter if anyone knows its a clear cone shaped bowl which screws to the underside of a black and gold cap which all sits in a black plastic stand the lighter will not stand on its owns

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