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.
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.
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.