Anglia Table Lighter, ca. 1947

The Anglia table lighter was made in England between ca. 1947 and 1950 by a small British company Stewart Engineering which manufactured only a few lighter models.

It is a very interesting semi-automatic wick lighter that can be considered as an attempt to make a lighter looking alike these manufactured in the early years of the XX century. The action works by pressing the lever on the left side - see picture - which releases the cap, as this springs up it strikes the flint producing a spark.

This lighter was available in chrome plate and polished brass (more uncommon). It was also sold with a rubber tire in different colors round the base. The tire was marked ANGLIA MADE IN ENGLAND.

Type: petrol (wick) lighter

Marked on the bottom of the metal base:



A5 / 1531


A5 / 1531

Scarcity: uncommon; Anglia with tire - rare

Value for good–mint condition: 91 zł ($30.00)–60.00 (approx 82 zł (€20.00)–40.00)

Weight: 155 grams (0.34 pounds)

  • height: 10.5 cm (4.1")
  • diameter: 3.7 cm (1.5")


Anonymous said...

I have one of these table lighters can nayone tell me how to fuel it please.

Sebastian said...

Yes, just have a look at this post:

Unknown said...

I have this lighter in mint condition, looking to sell, open to offers

Unknown said...

I have one with tire

Trish said...

I have two of these and find it very tricky to tune the flint so it reliably lights. Any sugggetsions ?

Also, the wick on one of them is standard woven material, so clearly not original. The spring (that causes ignition when the lever is realeased) is broken on the other. Any idea of where I could pick up spares ?

Before dealers inundate me, I love these lighters but I'm skint as flint !!

This seems to be the only website with any real info on these lighters, so I'd be grateful of your advice.

Cheers, T

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