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Pipe Lighter Beattie Jet, 1940

Name: Beattie Jet
Type: Pipe reactive gasoline lighter
Material: copper, brass
Year: 1940
Country: United States
Approximate cost: $ 25-100

Pipe Lighter with gasoline design 'jet flame'. This design was first patented in 1929 and enhanced in 1944 by the American company Beattie Jet Products. Lighter, apart from the usual cotton wick it has a thin hollow copper tube which passes through the insert and a cotton filler. When a light slope body lighted tube is heated by the flame of a lighter conventional wick, gasoline fumes and heat inside the insert, expand and rush outside, breaking under the pressure of a thin tube opening. On the way out they light up, forming a rather long 'reactive' side flame, with which comfortable lighting his pipe. Beattie Jet - the most common and well-known model of 'reactive' petrol lighter mid-20th century.

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