This practical and handy combination of candle lighter and extinguisher (candle snuffer) was manufactured in mid 1940s by Guth Stern & Co Inc. in New York, N.Y., U.S.A. The wick lighter is mounted on the end of the long handle and can be covered with a top cup which makes the lighter invisible.
This combo is made of sterling silver (.925) except the removable manual operated lighter which is made of brass and silver-plated. Similar lighter inserts were made by HyGlo Products Co. Owosso, Michigan U.S.A. in the 1930s and 1940s.
Marked on the snuffer cap: STERLING and on the lighter insert:
Type: petrol (wick) lighter
Value for very good–mint condition: $70–100
Weight: 31 grams (1 oz); lighter insert: 4 grams
- length: 26.0 cm (10.4")