As George Bailey would say - HOT DOG! I've been in love with turning these 100 year old beautiful lighters back into their former glory for a few years now and I'm proud to offer this beauty for sale. This Midland is nearly identical to the one seen in the Christmas classic, It's A Wonderful Life. For your consideration, I have a FULLY FUNCTIONAL 1910 - 1920 Midland Jump Spark Cigar Lighter with a beautiful quarter sawn tiger oak case. You cannot just find a Midland at your local antique shop.
The genuine article is right here and it's working! Made in Davenport Iowa and distributed nationwide, this Midland will not disappoint. This Midland lighter has a beautiful tiger oak case with awesome figuring in the wood and incredible metalwork with original patina, the beautiful graphical nameplate, spark coil and best of yet, it produces an extraordinary spark and flame!
Yes, unlike 99% of Midland's you'll see anywhere else, THIS MIDLAND IS WORKING!! The lighter comes completely as seen being entirely worked through mechanically. It includes the cleaned and working rare original spark coil, having been cleaned and calibrated, produces a smooth buzz and spark, and original ceramic insulator.These lighters originally had asbestos wicks that became clogged with the use of their original fuel (gasoline). I have completely replaced the original wick to ensure a clean and efficient fuel draw that produces a fantastic flame - check out the pictures of the huge flame and sparks!!
Other rarities include the instructions on the bottom, as mentioned. Also included are replica period Hercules No. 6, 1.5 volt batteries, 3 in total that are wired in series which deliver a perfect factory specified 4.5 volts to the spark coil. These batteries conveniently open to allow you to refill them with modern D-Cell batteries.
I'll even leave the D-Cells in the batteries for you. As you open the case, what you see is as close as you can get to what it would have looked like in the early part of the 20th century with modern convenience of refillable batteries. This Midland is ready to be not only be the center conversation piece of your room, but reliably light up your favorite cigar.
Did I mention, IT WORKS? The Midland is of course an antique at approximately 100 years old. It has plenty of imperfections that add to its story. It has imperfections, but that's what gives it a wonderful character and a true conversation piece.Examine pictures please to answer any condition questions you have. That guy you don't know what gift to get? Want to complete your It's A Wonderful Life memorabilia collection? Need to silence that friend who has everything? How about just bring a time machine back to your house to hear a pleasant purr, see the sparks jump to the rim, and light up your favorite cigar on the nearly 4 flame? These are rare, even rarer that they WORK! As you can see from the pictures, there's a mess of wires in the box and it's full of batteries and spark coil - you'll need to be careful when refilling it batteries. You'll need to get a hold of some lighter fluid.
I recommend a premium Zippo fluid as to not clog the wick. The lighter will be ready to go right out of the box.
Rest assured your Midland will arrive SAFE!! Make an offer, but make it quick and reasonable - definitely willing to negotiate. What a stunner to have a working 100 year old Midland.
The item "Working Antique Midland Jump Spark Cigar Lighter Tiger Oak its A Wonderful Life" is in sale since Saturday, February 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tobacciana\Lighters\Other Collectible Lighters". The seller is "summer-highland-falls" and is located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
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