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jersey

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iconnumber posted 10-31-2008 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Halloween to All!

Does anyone out there know how to use/make it work, a Cigar (lamp, lighter), such as what Gorham made with a dragon handle in copper and/or mixed metals.

Thanks so much in advance as always.

Jersey

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Ulysses Dietz
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iconnumber posted 11-03-2008 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From what I remember, these are like "genii" lamps...you filled the lamp with lamp oil, and then lit it--but you need a wick in place, and I don't know what sort of wick that would be. My mother owns a neat little Dominick & Haff cigar lighter--which is just a little silver "Roman" lamp with a medusa's head on it. But you need the proper oil and the proper wick.

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jersey

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iconnumber posted 11-08-2008 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Ulysses!

Thank you for your response. Now, I hope someone can tell me what kind of wick & where/how does it go. Is the lamp oil what we would buy today or is it something different? Also, would you recommend polishing the copper & applied silver motifs or leave well enough alone?

Would love to see a picture of your Mother's lighter.

Have a great day!

Jersey

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Marc

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iconnumber posted 11-08-2008 11:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jersey,

NO POLISH.. NO POLISH

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iconnumber posted 11-08-2008 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jersey,

Now that I have a little time, the wick can be the same as those used today.. Get a wick that matches the lamp oil you want to use Cut the wick down lengthwise, so it will fit in the pouring spout of the lamp. The wick should be long enough to reach the bottom on the inside of the lamp.

Most of the lamps have trays that match, but you may use whatever keeps your table stain free.

Marc

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jersey

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iconnumber posted 11-09-2008 09:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Marc!

Thanks so much, but what kind of oil? I guess I'll have to look for a tray, is that for keeping the oil if it spills or what? This is for my son, my cigar smoking days are over (just kidding). It is so tiny. I guess it can be used for lighting anything. He has cigars for special occasions, & I thought this would be a fun piece to have. I would just love to see it lit.
I will also abide by your advice NO POLISH!

Thanks again!

Jersey


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Marc

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iconnumber posted 11-10-2008 12:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jersey,

These were alcohol lamps.. no smell or flavor added to the cigar when used as a lighter. This one is 4.75" long and made by Gorham. This one has a replaced chain. I take it yours is the same? The trays are made of the same style and material.

Marc


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iconnumber posted 11-10-2008 12:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jersey,

Here are two trays of mine. The one on the left was in sweet condition when I got it...The one on the right had some corrosion problems so I had it polished.. Screwed the value all to hell. Both are about 10" long and 7" wide.

Marc

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jersey

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iconnumber posted 11-10-2008 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Mark!

Thank you for your great pictures to help me.
Mine is not hammered, and the cap over where you show where the wick goes mine has a long tube type cover. Also, mine has a bird, a butterfly, and a flower. Could it have been made more for a woman? Can I see yours with the snuffer cap off please, so I can see the spout part?

I see what you mean about the trays. The one you had polished, though showing the silver figures well has a harshness about it. However, if there was corrosion, was it not the best way to protect it from further damage?

Thanks again.

Jersey


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iconnumber posted 11-10-2008 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jersey,

Yes the spout should have a tube style cover.. Mine was missing, so I had a cover made, and the cheap chain attached. I have acquired some old sheet chain to replace it.

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iconnumber posted 11-11-2008 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks again Marc!

Can I see the spout on yours without the cap on please. The reason I ask is because most of the ones I have seen have a wide opening & mine seems to have a smaller piece attached to it. Do you know which is correct, or are they both?

Again, I am most appreciative.

Jersey

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