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  1. donjgiles

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    I am neither a lighter collector nor do I care for the taste of Zippo type lighters, but this little lighter is cool! Anyone else in the Nimrod club?

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    The Nimrod Commander knocks that into a cocked hat. Squarely in the club, friend.

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    When I saw the title of this thread, I thought it was a post about cigrmaster.

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    Have my father's Nimrod and it still works. I wish I could use it regularly, but it is broken on the interior to where the fuel evaporates in a day or two.

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    The title made me think of the British subchaser of the same name.

    A man who serves his country is a patriot. A man who serves his government is an employee. The two are not always the same thing.
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    What type of fuel does it use?

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    Jet A, I would imagine.

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    I think it takes standard zippo flints and fuel.

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    Zippo fluid and flints.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
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    This Nimrod? Looks a little light on his feet, not that there's anything wrong with that.....

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    I found one mint in box.. I like it t but hate the fuel.

    Jason
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    Yup, got one commander and one "executive" sportsman ...
    the fuel doesn't bother me, I usually use a zippo.

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    That does look like a pretty cool lighter.

    But if you say Nimrod, you gotta sing along...everybody:

    Lyndon Nimrod Fountain Pen Johnson

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9XBPvyVrao

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    A former piper in my old Seniors Softball league gave me one of those. I tried to use it, but found it more hassle than worth. I guess it's ok for outside use though.
    Mine sits on a spice rack dedicated to pipe oddities.

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    I have one but I haven't used it in years.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

    Heave to you dark colored ship under sail! Prepare to be boarded!
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    I have fond memories of my late paternal grandfather using his Nimrod Pipeliter to light his briars and Falcons stoked with either Half and Half or Prince Albert, but alas it was thrown away together with all of his pipes and tobaccos upon his passing in 1968. I was fortunate to be able to purchase a fine used one just like it from the long-gone Darby Pipe Shop in Matoon, Illinois some 20-years later, and I still use it to this good day.

    Love Me, Love My Pipe
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    My parents gave me one back in the 80's during my first go-round with pipes (I think my Dad may have had one back when he smoked in the 60's). Extremely cool, but never had much luck keeping it in working order.

    Need to get it out, and see if I can get it working again.

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    When I saw the title of this thread, I thought it was a post about cigrmaster.-peck

    That's odd, I was thinking the same exact thing.

    Pipestud
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    I have that exact same Nimrod model pictured. I use it sparingly as it was inherited from my father.
    I agree that the fuel evaporates pretty fast in it. But I love the design of them.
    here is one of the original ads

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    I have two of them, one of which came from my grandfather. I like the nostalgia and they function just fine but I'm constantly refilling them......so they sit in a box and my Corona gets the heavy lifting, or lighting duties.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    It is so wonderful to hear that this lighter brings back such fond memories of relatives and their generosity.

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    peck and pipestud, very funny. I haven't been called a nimrod in over 30 years. I appreciate you guys breaking out and oldy but goody.

    Harris
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    I would really like to find a good condition, working Nimrod lighter. I think they are the bee's knees when it comes to design.

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    But "nimrod" has two meanings- perhaps they meant the great hunter! Well, prolly knot.

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    Also a fine naval patrol aircraft of the RAF that was in service for nearly 50 years.

    Also an early carrier-launched biplane fighter.

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  26. chasingembers

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    The company that made the lighter originally made bolts for the Nimrod airplane.

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    Looks 60s ish futuristic. I like it.^^ Like something that you would see in an old Star Trek Episode.

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    Ward Manufacturing which manufactured the Nimrod Pipeliter also produced the Nimrod line of camping trailers:

    My parents had one very similar to that shown above, and it was our abode for summer excursions to Michigan where we enjoyed their fine state parks.

    Posted 9 months ago #

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