In fact, some crude lighters have been housed in match cases.
Lighters of the early 1900’s are hard to find, as many have fallen into disrepair, or rusted due to poor construction.
Various other types of lighters appeared throughout the late 1800’s, most of them making use of a wheel striking a ferrocerium flint, or a similar flint-like substance.
Lighter development advanced greatly during World War I, as soldiers found them much more useful than matches, which caused a large spark when lit, easily giving away the positions of soldiers in the dark.
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By keeping them inside metal cases, they stopped the danger of pocket fires.
This shape, roughly rectangular with rounded edges, became the prototype for almost all cigarette lighters.
The shapes and designs reflected the modern aesthetic, such as the early Art Deco patterns and styles.
Just by browsing e Bay auctions for ten minutes, for example, I recently found a lighter shaped like a lion’s head, one made of jade and gold, and an electric lighter in the shape of a woman’s face that hangs on the wall.
A flame we can carry in our pockets is something that we take for granted, but it was much harder to make fire in earlier times.
For your consideration is this wonderfully stylish English handbag made from cord with a Lucite and chrome clasp.
This is a totally authentic bag in a wonderful Art Deco shape which dates to the late 1930s-1940s. Very nice and toy kart designed by Ko Verzuu for Ado Holland in 1950.
The basic shape of the modern cigarette lighter can be traced back to its ancestor, the match holder.