I got this at the same place I got the "Red Dice" lighter (Family Dollar). There was a top that was for a "Clear Dice" version but there was no lighter part, otherwise I would have bought the Clear Dice one too.
"I put cards behind it to go with a Game theme, lol."
Someone should make one like this but have the dice be able to spin so you can make the sides add up to what you want. If you used it a lighter (and did not put on a shelf like me) it would give your fingers something to do.
I have a few new lighters that I need to post, I am just slow and things get in the way of getting online, lol.
And, if you use a sticker you will lose it when you have to throw the lighter away. So, you can't use one that you really like . I do like the fabric idea. But, again you have the problem of losing the cool fabric. She should have wrote one about making lighter covers(that you can take the lighter out of and replace it with a new one) (or buying plan lighter covers and decorating them). Maybe I will make one for myself and put how I did it on here.
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These are some expensive Lighters ($60 a lighter), they are pretty and cool. If I had $60 buck to waste on a lighter I would buy one of these for my collection.
The Lighter Collection
I found this while surfing the net, it is a fun read. Click the arrows at the bottom to read other stories.
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Once a year the PLPG has a show (in St. Louis, other site will considered in for future shows). At the show you can buy and sell lighters, even trade (stories too, not just lighters). Members of the PLPG get a discount on lighters for sale at the show or get your lighters appraised. Entry is free (for members).
Keeper of the Flame Award:
At the St. Louis show a "Keeper of The Flame" is choosen (by past "Keeper's"). The winner gets a plaque and is featured in Flint& Flame. To be considered to the Keeper Award you must make contributions to the hobby of lighter collecting.
I have been wanting to join a lighter collecting club for a while, but I hate that they charge to become a member.
About Flint & Flame:
From PLPG website:
"The PLPG publication is called Flint & Flame. It is 5.5 " x 8.5 " of the most informative documentation on lighter collecting available to the collector today. It is published 4 times per year .
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Goal: The No Novelty Lighter Coalition is calling upon municipalities and counties in the state of Arkansas to ban novelty / toy-like lighters. The coalition is working to assist fire departments in the state and country with these efforts. In addition, the coalition is working to support the national initiative by the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal to ensure that novelty / toy-like lighters are banned by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The coalition is dedicated to promoting fire safety education programs directed at this initiative. (off the website)
What a joke, I am sorry that some people are stupid enough not to see that an object is a lighter. It is not like novelty lighters are a new thing. I could see their complaining if they were in the toy aisle, but when they are at the check out counter it is kind of obvious.
I used to "play" with lighters and matches when I was young, I burned the trash (back when you could burn your trash). It depends on the parents and how much they teach their children. why should people like me suffer because others do not want to teach their kids.
They even have "form" section that has pre-written for people to complain to a store for selling Novelty Lighters.
Here it is:
October 15, 2007
Re; Sale Display of Novelty Lighters
Dear Business Owner/Manager,
Children are enticed to play with fire in the first place. Making them look like toys is all the more reason to keep them out of their hands. A child shouldn’t have to distinguish between a toy and a cigarette lighter.
Novelty lighters have features which are attractive to children, including but not limited to: visual affects, flashing lights, musical sounds and toy-like designs. It is in the best interest of the citizens of the City of Your town, Arkansas to restrict the sale and distribution of novelty lighters.
This letter is “Official Notice” that the City of Your town, Arkansas has banned the sale of novelty lighters within the city limits of Your town, Effective:
October 11, 2007.
Your assistance/cooperation on this matter is greatly appreciated. Please see attached copy of city ordinance 0000-00
I really hope they get over this.
you can read peoples stories about their Zippo's and you can submit your own story.
On that site you will find a link to the Zippo Case Museum, which is a store mot a museum as I thought when I clicked on the like.
For $20 bucks a year you can join the Zippo Collector Club (http://www.zippoclick.com/). They claim to have more then 14,000 members. Benefits of membership include:
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• Enjoy member discounts and special offers at the Zippo/Case Museum and selected authorized
I am thinking about joining!!
Lighter" is older then I am. The color of it in this picture (one with real calculator) is closest to its actual color.
It works as a calculator, which is cool. It is tiny but if you need one and it is there it will do the job, lol.
The flame comes out the top right corner and the lighting lever is on the other side.
Bought at the Truck Stop (like most of my lighters).
One of my favorite people, Al Gore, his fight to save the plant has been a lone one for so long. Again the pull-out has Quotes from him and the back has the same donkey thing as the "Bill Clinton Lighter". The pull-out thing works good, goes in and out without a problem. I doubt the outer sticker would stay on very long if it was used normally or got wet. I am cerious about what the lighter looks like underneath the sticker.
Bill Clinton Lighter
This one is funny, the pull-out has Quotes from him. However they got wording wrong on the "it depends on what the meaning of is is". now I know I wasn't very old when that was said but I was watching it on TV ( my parents made me watch the news, state of the union's and stuff like that).
The back of the pull-out tells you how the donkey became the Demcorate symbol. The pull-out thing does not go in and out very well, you have to play with it to get it to go in. Sometimes in goes in without a problem but that is very rare. I just do not pull it out.
It is sad how he will never live that "moncia" thing down (no pun intended). $4.99
I got a good laugh the other day about this lighter. If you look back in the posts here you will find an article about "banning novelty lighters" and the picture for the article has a bunch of lighters on a table. what made me laugh is the one up front is this lighter (not this exact lighter, but the same mold).
The eyes flash when you lite it!
I do not really know what this lighter is supposed to be, but I think it kind of looks like a barrel or a mini pen,lol.
I like the big flame adjuster at the bottom, it is easy to adjust. but with this lighter you do not want to make the flame to big. I have noticed it uses a lot of fuel . It was about half full when I bought it and it was almost empty by that night.
By the way I just got this one! The brand name is cool GuangDa, I have never seen it on a lighter before. It is probably a big name in the lighter industry and I am all " I've never heard of them", lol.
"It glows red, when you lit it"
The products are very similar but there are a few differences. the clipping thing is different, I like the clippy thing on the one from LighterLeash.org better than the one I have. I was thinking about contacting both of them and seeing which one would tell me what the two sites are about.
I doubt either will, but it might be fun to try.
I would like to try the one from the other website to see if it is better, the one I have is already broke (well, almost). The string that attaches the lighter holder to the retractable thing is worn so much that it is about to snap. I have stopped using it so I do not loose the thing inside it.
A few post ago I linked to a product called Lighter Leash, the name describes it good. It is a leash for your lighter. If you have ever carried a lighter you know how easy it is for one to walk away with someone else,lol.
as fun as it is to play with it has some down falls, like it only holds Bic shaped lighters. I tried other shapes but they do not fit in it.
I like how long the leash is, the length of a leg as you can see in the picture, it is long enough to let someone else use it with out taking it off your belt/pocket, etc..
It is in need of more pictures, so get to sending them people!!
It was about 6.00, like a dork I took of the label. It hit me the other day, I should leave to labels on since they have dates one them and stuff.
The shape makes it hard to use, even with my little hands. You can see in the picture there is a 'trading card' behind to give you an idea as to how big it is.
I just wasn't happy with godaddy, I wanted to be able to do more with the sidebar and stuff. So far so good on blogger.
When I get some money to throw away, I plan on buying a whole bunch of lighters. It has been a while, don't worry, I still have some in my collection that I need to post.
this one has a kind of funny story as to how I got it. One morning when I let my dog out, I'd seen something hanging from the over-hang of the house. Since it was bright outside and I have blue eyes, I could not see very well. When I got from the over hang and seen what it was, it instantly became one of my favorite lighters.
You can see in the picture how much bigger it is than the real stick matches. The tag on it says "Jan. 2006", so it is not too old. I have gotten it to lit a few times but I haven't refilled it since I used it up.
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These are not mine, but my brother-in-law's, they are a part of his Elvis Presley collection. Which he wants me to sell for him. But I do not want to spend all kinds of money on listing fees and get the most I can for the stuff. If anyone knows of a good place to sell Elvis Presley stuff, let me know in a comment.
I have to take new pictures of the front.
I am not much of a Football fan but the more I watch it, the more I like it. Both of these were bought at the same convent store (Pic-Quick), just at different times. I think we paid $3.00- $4.00.
Lighter is about 11" long
This was given to me by the same person that gave the Alien lighter. To light it you push down on the cocking lever.
Close up of details.
The dual flames are my favorite feature on this lighter.
it seems old, or at the least it wasn't treated very nicely before it
got to me. It was given to me, which happens alot since everyone that knows me knows that have I've been collect lighters for a few years. To light it you push down on the antenna and the flame comes out the opposite side on the antenna (on the top).
The number buttons do not do anything, like beep. It would be cool if they did. I would like to find a bigger cell phone one.
This is one of three I got off eBay, in the listing it had it as a number 6. I was going to get a number nine pool ball lighter to go with it but that won't be the same now.
I only paid 0.01 cent for it, but the shipping was 5.99, so the total was 6.00. It has a 2005 date on the sticker like the other lighters I got from that seller.
To light it you push on one of the five's
They say "common locations" for these machines are correctional facilities, psychiatric hospitals, nursing home and industrial sites: any where an open flame should be avoided but smoking is okay.
They are made by the Ozilite company, and I think they are based outside the US. I see they serve the US, so you can buy one if you want one. Never the less it is fun to look at it.
I like the idea of having free 'fire' available, but in the US this machine will become useless after a while since they are always making new laws to keep people from smoking. Next thing you know you will not even be able to smoke in your own home.
Your Zippo cannot work without a wick, so maintaining is it important.
If the wick is looking badly burned at the Chimney (wind guard) try trimming it before replacing it. Get a pair of needle nose pliers (or anything that will grab it) and pull the wick straight up until you see clean wick. Cut the wick even with the top of the chimney.
If wick replacement is necessary, you must first remove all the cotton padding with tweezers or needle nose pliers, than thread new wick through the hole leading to the chimney. Make wick level with the chimney. Replace the cotton padding small chunks at a time, making sure to weave the wick back and forth so it goes through the cotton.
The flint is a likely culprit if your Zippo is not lighting, it is always a good idea to keep a few on hand if you a Zippo lighter frequently. To replace it you must remove the lighter assembly from the lighter shell. Locate the screw at the bottom of the assembly and loosen it. This can usually be done with your fingers but a screwdriver or coin may be required. You remove the screw and the spring, with a good shake any remnants of the old flint should fall right out (if any). Take the replacement flint and drop it in the hole, than replace the spring and screw, tightening it until finger tight. Put the assembly back in the shell. If it doesn't seem like the flint is getting hit, wiggle the striker. That should get it to strike the flint.
Some people put two flints in the hole when replacing flint's so when the first one runs out a replacement is already there.
Refilling a Zippo really shouldn't take instructions, but I will write them anyways.
Remove the Zippo's assembly from shell, see if your Zippo has a small hole on the bottom of the assembly for refilling. If there is no hole just lift the bottom part until you can see the cotton inside. Take the bottle of lighter fluid and saturate the cotton padding, be sure not to over do it. Over doing it can cause the lighter fluid to leak out.
The bottle of lighter fluid may have a 'safety nozzle'. If it does and you cannot open it with your fingers, you can use the Zippo's assembly to open it.
After you put the Zippo's assembly back in its shell, wipe the outside of the shell and clean hands to remove any excess fluid before trying to light the lighter.
Check out this forum thread specifically for discussing Zippo Maintenance on RottenEggs.com.
Most of the gun shaped lighters that I have in my collection and ones that I have seen are usually way smaller than a real gun. And you would think that those types of lighter would have something that makes it obvious they are fake. Like toy guns, they are required to have they orange tip so cops know they are fake and do not shot someone (or a kid) that does not need shotting. I remember a when a kid got shot by a cop because the kid was pointing a toy gun at a cop when the car the boy was in got pulled over. I believe that is when they made manufactures of toy guns put orange on the barrels of the toy guns.
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This Big Daddy lighter was bought at a convenience store, our town's version of circle K. If I remember correctly it was 14.99.
Here it is next to my other big zippo lighter (The Big Daddy lighter has its box behind it). You can see it is about the same size, the Big daddy just has a more rounded top. I think the reflection of the plant one the lighter(right)is cool. The Big Daddy lighter is not as shiny as the other big zippo.
I plan on keeping it in the box so I will be able to tell it apart from the other big zippo lighter,lol.
This one looks kind of old. It was given to me so I have no idea how much it cost or anything like that.
I would of liked to of seen the picture of it when it was new, however it doesn't look like much has worn off. I am thinking that is how it was. I am not sure what those things coming out of his head are supposed to be? At first I thought ears but I have never seen ears like that,lol. The red is his lips, I love that his pants are down,lol. The character doesn't seem to be human, so anything is possible.
I haven't tried to fill it with liquid or anything. I will try to get a better picture of the character on it.
Of course this is dangerous, simple but dangerous, so use caution if you are planing on making your own laser show. Check out the comments for the "Laser Show" post on MetaCafe.com for some safety tips from other readers. It is crazy what you find on the internet.
Cigarette Lighter Laser Show - The best bloopers are a click away
If you own a store or business you can sign up to be a distributor of these lighter leashes. It seems to be a good seller, according to the customer testimonies on the website.
I got this one at a Checker Auto Parts store. We had to make a trip there because the starter in the truck decided it wasn't going to work anymore. The tag said 4.99 but when it got scanned it only came up 3.99. And I wasn't going to correct the machine, if they wanted to give it me at $1.00 off who am I to say no. I only say something when I am being over charged. lol.
As you can see the year on the quarter is 1996. I should have looked at the others to see if they all had the same date.
It has a green flame, I wonder how long the green flame would last with normal use of lighter that has that feature? I do not use my lighter collection on a normal basic, so I may never know.