Reliable Pocket Lamp, 1890

Manufacturer: Henry W. Maybaum
Name: Reliable Pocket Lamp
Type: gasoline lighter pistons
Material: copper, brass
Year: 1890
Country: United States
Approximate cost: $ 100-250

This is a unique instance - one of the world's first pocket lighters, patented in 1890, even before the invention of the flint. Iskra made it a special tape to fulminate Pistone (rattlesnake acid salts), and with its help was ignited by a wick soaked with gasoline.

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