Helpful Lighter Related Links

On The Lighter

A wealth of knowledge and info on old lighters. Their newsletter is invaluable.

Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 on Wikipedia

Wikipedia has a lot of information on this subject that somehow we weren’t told growing up. If you want to learn more about how cannabis became an illicit drug, this is a good place to start.

Butane Lighter Repair

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Thorens Single Claw Papers








Links to Purchase Flint, Fuel, Wicks, Etc.

Zippo fuel, flint and wicks will work in the vast majority of petrol lighters, especially the flip-top, Zippo style. 

Vector Butane is a good choice for vintage gas lighters as it comes with refill adaptors that enable you to fill a variety of gas valves.

If you are unsure what fuel or other supplies your lighter requires, leave a comment below and I’ll get you going in the right direction.




Beattie Jet Lighter: Patent Info

Purchase Wire Lead Wicks on Ebay.





Zippo Date Charts