Henry Schiff Lift-Arm Table Lighter, 1928

This lift-arm desk/table lighter was sold by the "World's Largest Novelty House" N. Shure Co., Chicago between 1928 and 1932. The inventor (78,315) was Henry T. Schiff who was also the president of Fay Manufacturing Co.

It was available in nickel and silver plate. It was a low budget table lighter as the retail price per dozen was only 9$.

The nickel-plated lighter insert is removable and attached to the base with two screws. There are no markings on the base of the lighter that could identify the maker. The lighter base is heavy and has a hammered design with a floral and beaded accents.

Type: petrol (wick) lighter

Scarcity: uncommon

Value for very good–mint condition: $35.00–50.00 (€25–35)

Weight: 210 grams (7 3/8 oz)

  • height: 13.5 cm (5.3")
  • width: 5.2 cm (2")
  • depth: 4.4 cm (1.7")


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