European Brass Iron Flintlock Tinder Lighter Engraved Dog c1750
Hand Wrought European Brass and Iron Flintlock Tinder Lighter with Engraved Dog. This antique lighter c1750 is mechanically sound and works as should. The draw back, lever and striking mechanism are functioning properly. It will need a candle in the holder and some adjustments of the screws with some WD40 to get the stone set properly to spark.
Other than surface rust which we have been meaning to clean up with some fine steel wool, there is NO ROT. The engraved brass dog can be seen along with other scrollwork on the brass body. Some one is going to have a good time cleaning this up and bringing it back to it's glory.
The lighter measures 8 1/4" long, stands 3 1/2" tall and measures 1 1/2" across the front iron legs. A great piece for the antique and lighter collector as well as those that collect great hand forged mechanical metal devices.