Coca-Cola Advertising Cigarette Lighter, 1953


This small Coca-Cola advertising cigarette lighter was manufactured from 1953 to 1956 by an unknown Japanese manufacturer exclusively for Coca-Cola Company. It was a great and popular giveaway in shape of the a Coca-Cola bottle. The lighter was made of modern transparent plastic (no Bakelite).

The metal crown on the top is marked:

DRINK 
Coca Cola
REG. U.S.
PAT OFF

The two halves pull apart to show the simple wick and wheel type lighter made of brass. It is not marked.


The lighter was patented by Ryotaro Hosaka in 1953.



Type: petrol (wick) lighter

Scarcity: common


Value for good–mint condition: $25.00–40.00 (approx €20.00–30.00)

Weight: 18 grams (0.65 oz)

Dimensions:
  • height: 6.5 cm (2.56")
  • diameter: 1.7 cm (0.67")

1 comments :

Anonymous said...

And here you can see a japanese patent for this lighter
http://forum.my-lighter.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=1848

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