Imco Triplex, 1937
Title: Imco Triplex
Type: Semi-automatic lighter gasoline
Material: steel, brass
Approximate cost: $ 15-50
Imco Triplex - it "Volkswagen" world lighters, the largest mass ever produces models. The exact number of issued "triplex" is impossible to determine, but it is expected that the bill goes to the hundreds of millions. Overall, the Austrian company IMCO in its history since 1918 has produced more than half a billion lighters, ahead of all other manufacturers, including the legendary Zippo.
The body of the model 1937 is made of steel and the fuel cap - from light brass. The capsule has a rather unusual design, quite similar to the modern IMCO: it does not have the usual lower cap, instead removed the upper part of the short, giving access to the inside brass bracket that holds the wool. Such a structure is not easy to fill in the usual way, pouring gasoline from the canister. But it is ideal for field use - enough to remove the upper part of the capsule together with the bracket and simply immerse it in a container with gasoline!
The lighter has a small screen mobile, which can pick up and close the opening windshield, thus regulated by the height of the flames. This is the first model with such IMCO mobile screen models Triplex he has now.
On a silicon tube inscription is not very clear purpose "5 m / m» - likely at the time of release of the model on the market just had a silicon of different sizes and diameters, and in any case, this "reminder" talked about what kind of flint set in lighter. This cigarette lighter also told a little story about his former owner, it was worth a good wash and clean off the rust from the case judging by the not too conspicuous lettering scrawled on the side of the body (it is visible on the penultimate picture), lighter once owned by the name of Mr. Schmieder.
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