With the exception of Zippo lighters and possibly a few other notable brands, the vast majority of vintage lighters are no longer being manufactured. With plenty of them still being carried for everyday use and others seeking repair so that working examples can be displayed in lighter collections, many lighter enthusiasts find themselves asking, “Where can I find replacement parts to repair my vintage petrol lighter?” This article will discuss proven methods for sourcing replacement parts and perhaps suggest a couple others.
What You Need?
It would be nice if anytime an old petrol lighter quit working correctly, the owner could simply package up the lighter and send it back to the manufacturer who would put the lighter back into working order(per their product warranty) and get it back to the owner ASAP. This is exactly the way that the Zippo Manufacturing Company continues to operate just as they have since they established their “It Works Or We Fix It Free” slogan way back in the 1930s.
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Another Chance(Ordained) Meeting
Elston had recognized the lighter the second he’d caught a glimpse of it in the man’s hand as he offered Elston the flame. When he carried plastic disposable butane lighters, they used to disappear on him all the time but that problem had not plagued him so much since he’d begun carrying vintage refillable petrol lighters. In fact, he couldn’t recall losing a single lighter in all that time.
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It was a cool, calm morning as Elston made his way to the coffee shop down the street under blue skies that yielded no space for clouds. He had the day off and planned to use it to take in the fresh air around him and hopefully
perform a kindness or two toward some folks who had gone out of their way to do the same for him, even if it had taken him a while to notice.
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Creating A Buzz…
Elston James had many Zippo lighters among the dozens of old fire making gadgets that he’d accumulated over the last several years. He hadn’t begun as a collector and he considered his collection now still to be a relatively
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Elston James was far from anything he’d have ever considered comfortable, in fact he was agitated. It was after midnight and the hard, slick floor was extremely cold on his bare feet as he sat watching the movie that was
playing on the big television set in the common area where all of the patients spent most of their time.
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This had always been one of Elston’s favorite places in the entire world. He hadn’t been here in years and there were good reasons for that but he missed it nonetheless. This was the place of his ancestors and he could see,
feel and hear them in the crevice of every rock and waving of the tree limbs as he watched the sun rise and eventually set in splintered arrays of light.
I get questions every day where people are looking for help to get their old lighters back into working condition to use for their intended purpose. While not every broken lighter can be repaired, there are a few things to consider if your vintage cigarette lighter doesn’t work that will help you determine the quickest way to get it back up and running smoothly.
What Kind Of Fuel Does It Use?
If I’m going to be any help to get an unworking lighter back up and running then it’s going to need to be fueled by petrol lighter fluid. There are businesses and people who repair butane fueled lighters but they are few and far between in comparison to those who repair petrol fueled lighters.
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A Watched Pot
Elston knew the mailman wasn’t likely to make an appearance before the early afternoon but he’d been sitting there watching for him and keeping an eye on the mailbox all morning anyway. The sun was bright and the day was
hot but made a little more bearable and mild by the brisk south wind that coursed through the neighborhood and his hair.
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Every June, Father’s Day rolls around and offspring of all ages are perplexed about what gift to buy their dad that he will appreciate, use and cherish. Most dads are easy to please, would prefer just to spend time with their kids and don’t typically give much thought to the question of what a “good” gift would be but if you are looking to standout from your siblings or other gift-givers, the best gift for your Father’s Day is a Zippo Windproof Lighter.
Is Dad A Smoker?
If Dad is a smoker then a refillable Zippo lighter is a no-brainer of a gift! Everyone knows the distinctive “click” of the lid as it opens and the dependable functionality of the lighter that saw it skyrocket into our national consciousness beginning with World War II and growing in popularity ever since.