Cigarette Lighter

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Object Name: 
Cigarette Lighter
Maker(s): 
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
90.4.92
Dimensions: 
(a) H: 7.5 cm, W: 7.5 cm, D: 7.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1930-1939
Credit Line: 
Gift of Barbara and Cal Hansen
Primary Description: 
Light green marble-like non-lead glass; pressed. Triangular pyramid-like shape, with three ball feet; electric coil in hollow inside, wire and plug extending from base; original cube-shaped cardboard box, box marked: "The ROYAL/.ELECTRIC./ CIGAR & CIGARETTE/LIGHTER' beneath crown - "The Royal Electric Lighter/All Electric/Fully Automatic/For Cigar or Cigarette" beneath crown - "The Royal Electric Lighter/ Directions-Attach to any electric socket./Turn upside-down and it is automatically ready for/use. Set lighter down and it is automatically out./Always READY WHEN YOU WANT IT/No Buttons to push./Nothing to refill./No Carbons to Replace. Completely Automatic." beneath crown - "The Royal Electric Lighter/Heating Elements/Lighter/so instructed and manufactured to give the/user a long and continued service/A PRODUCT/where the selling price has no reflection on its/ Quality." beneath crown - on bottom "CARTON PRINTED IN U.S.A./MADE IN U.S.A."
Department: 
Provenance: 
Hansen, Barbara, Source
Hansen, Cal, Source
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1990 (1991) p. 6;