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diamondback

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Feb 22, 2019
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@Carolinachurchwarden: I’ve got the same lighter in black matte. I adore it. Hands down the best lighter I’ve ever owned. To think of all the cheap lighters I’ve been through...

 

npod

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Jun 11, 2017
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But I will say that the scribe lighters (on the left) are my go-to. Very easy on the pipe rims.
I am now using matches about 70% of the time. So much easier to control and direct the flame.

 

mtwaller

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Nov 21, 2018
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Damn npod that’s quite the collection of lighters! My favorite is my silver Kiribi Kabuto Mizo. Very classy and simple Art Deco styling, works like a champ, and the fuel reserve lasts quite a long time. To be fair, it’s my only pipe lighter. But I figured I might as well buy a good one that I’ll use for years and years. Those pipe Zippos are pretty cool, though. Can’t go wrong with a classic Zippo!

 

carolinachurchwarden

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May 9, 2018
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Oh, sorry! The second one that looks like a large bolt. Way cool!
That there is called a Nimrod. Not sure how hard they are to find this day and age. Imagine ebay will have a host of them. Patented in the late 40's, they reached their peak in the 60's. I've always liked the look of them, just haven't been able to trust that they'll hold their fuel.

 

mrmachado

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Oct 17, 2018
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Amazing stuff reading about those old lighters, I didn't know they had those butane systems available back in the 40's.

 

carolinachurchwarden

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Amazing stuff reading about those old lighters, I didn't know they had those butane systems available back in the 40's.
Some were, some weren't. A lighter couldn't use butane if it didn't have a pressurized chamber to contain the gas. Butane is a gas at room temperature and would need a pressurized chamber to turn it into a liquid, therefore it could not have been used in any lighters that required the liquid to be soaked into the packing that holds the fuel, like a Zippo.

 

diamondback

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Feb 22, 2019
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Rockvale, TN
That there is called a Nimrod. Not sure how hard they are to find this day and age. Imagine ebay will have a host of them. Patented in the late 40's, they reached their peak in the 60's. I've always liked the look of them, just haven't been able to trust that they'll hold their fuel.
Ah! Thank you sir!

 

mrmachado

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Oct 17, 2018
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Some were, some weren't. A lighter couldn't use butane if it didn't have a pressurized chamber to contain the gas. Butane is a gas at room temperature and would need a pressurized chamber to turn it into a liquid, therefore it could not have been used in any lighters that required the liquid to be soaked into the packing that holds the fuel, like a Zippo.
Yes... But the fact that you just confirmed the existence of the pressurized chambers so far back (available to everyone) amazes me. I really thought those lighters were spread to public in the 80's, 90's or so.