M.T.C., Jumping horse Table Lighter, after 1952

This table lighter in a form of a jumping or rearing horse was probably manufactured after 1952 by M.T.C. in Japan. M.T.C. was a Japanese company active in the 50's and 60's. There are a lot of interesting examples of the craftsmanship of M.T.C. Looking around the lighter market M.T.C. produced mainly chrome plate cigarette lighters.

If anyone knows something more about M.T.C. please post a comment.

The Jumping Horse is made of heavy chrome plate but was also available bronze plated. The lighter insert is not removable.

The letters M.T.C. are inscribed in a bell on the bottom of the lighter base.

Type: petrol (wick) lighter

Scarcity: rare

Value for very good–mint condition: $40.00–70.00 (approx €30.00–50.00)

Weight: 260 grams (0,57 pounds)

  • height: 12.5 cm (4.92")
  • width: 4.5 cm (1.77")
  • depth: 8.5 cm (3.34")


Thomas Robertson said...

I am a lighter collector too. I have some examples of M.T.C. and your description about the company corresponds with my observations.

Good work!

Anonymous said...

I have a Pair of these Lighters left to me by my Grandparents i always got told off antique dealers they were worth nothing ? but this is interesting.

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