Lighter Streamliter

Lighter Streamliter made by Drum Company of Bristol, Pennsylvania, in 1950-1960's. This company was so commonplace that it has more of unknown and rare lighters its production are on sale on Ebay every year :)

I accidentally came across one and purchasing was so impressed with her good grace, forms and pleasant feeling in his hand, that he immediately went over her insides, cleaned, filled and put it in my pocket every day, despite the fact that I do not smoke. It is at the moment - no one in my hit parade of lighters! See for yourself what a beauty. Lighter my picture instructions kindly sent Artie Andrews of Richmond, USA.

According to the manual, then Streamliter cost $ 4 - not the cheapest lighter! It was possible to select the font for your monogram and ordered from the manufacturer personalized lighters, previously shown in the picture, where in the body do the engraving, and send an order by mail.

Streamliter higher, wider at the shoulders and handsome, straight top-model against unassumingly Zippo:

The cover is spring-loaded two plates so that it is enough to lift up to 30 degrees, then it jumps to fully open myself - that I have not seen so far that no one model of lighters. Closes a very soft, delicate with a soft thud. Sorry, can not show it here :)

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  1. elsoron (09/27/2009 2:44 p.m.) ( Reply )

    damn it, this is also wanted :)

    1. kypexin (09/27/2009 19:50) ( Reply )

      Well, you can keep an eye on occasion, but they are really very rarely caught.

      1. Tikho (27.09.2009 20:59) ( Reply )

        Also a desire :)
        If that - I would take this ...

  2. solobok (28.09.2009 03:32) ( Reply )

    A beauty! Sure she arch-pleasing in his hand. And the description of the cover is impressive (though, recalling the effect of the cover of the lighter of similar design, such as, Park, etc.). But it is not "perfect simplicity" as Zippo. In the Queen of this website all the elements come together. By the way, a stroke of genius, identify ommenta production - one of these elements. This immediately brings a lighter level of utilitarian object - a collector's item. Oh, and other properties. None of the other lighters in history provides such a space in the manipulation (in particular - Stunt). No machine has a perfect balance between operate and "literate" backlash during use. And so on. Other fantasies can (and have) Individual superior qualities, but none - so perfect balance of different parameters.
    But such lighter Streamliter collection still want get hold. Like so many others.

    1. kypexin (28.09.2009 15:49) ( Reply )

      Yes, you're right - I said once that all the other great problem of lighters that they did not invent Blaisdell :) And, of course, and mingled with other facts like that of the "balance" between usability and backlash, which are clearly not deliberately invented, but probably very well proved by accident at some point.

      But on the other hand, in general, I'm here and I write about other lighters with the main goal - to tell and show everyone that the world is not confined to the lighter a Zippo. Delighted that so many hear the message of this :)

  3. bornkiller666 (28.09.2009 07:53) ( Reply )

    Yeah, not a single man alive Zippy!

  4. botas (09.10.2009 04:03) ( Reply )

    This Streamliter - real iron, due to the shape of its cross section in the transverse plane :)
    Drawing funny looks under instructions "Operating Streamliter" - an impression that draw manipulation Strimlayterom was instructed not professional artist, and a man, at the very least, but knows how to hold a pencil - that man makes the picture "as he could," looking at the this (:)) hand holding it lighter. Or from memory.
    Maybe it was a working shop. Under contract or employed painter. Or someone else. Who knows .. The obvious fact is that the Drum Streamliter disclose this secret is not going.

  5. botas (17.10.2009 04:16) ( Reply )

    By the way, what kind of a "non-charring glass wick", as stated in the printed manual? What a glass fuse? Case, not asbestos wick, which was popular with the mid-50s?

    1. kypexin (17/10/2009 1:54 p.m.) ( Reply )

      Hard to say, maybe something soaked wick :) unlikely asbestos may, for a the know-how they had (like Ronson, who made the wicks with thick laces, and they are just not physically burn out :))

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