Vintage German Kw Karl Wieden Semi-automatic Auto-tank Petrol Table Lighter
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Vintage German Kw Karl Wieden Semi-automatic Auto-tank Petrol Table Lighter :
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Payment is due within 1 day of close of saleYou are offerding on a collectable vintage 1930's German Karl Wieden (KW) Auto-Tank Semi-Automatic Table Lighter (type 650) Made in brass with green artificial oxideThe Auto-Tank lighters had cotton wadding, as most lighters, in about 1/2 of the fuel space. The bottom part, however, was a petrol tank which, of course, held a lot more fuel. There was a wicking device that would let the liquid fuel gradually be absorbed into the wadding. This resulted in a significantly longer lasting fuel supply.c. 1935
about 7.6 cm tall, 8.3 cm long and 3.2 cm thick
In fair condition showing usage. The leather's surface has wear and age patina. The mechanism works but I have not filled or tested it so working condition is unknown and it is sold as not working. It will need a new flint and a refill of petrol for full operation. Besides requiring some TLC and a good cleaning/polishing, this lighter is ideal for any collector of vintage lighters.
I don't consider myself an expert on all my findings, but I do try my best to describe them the best I can. That's why I ask that you ask questions first before offerding if you aren't sure about this item! I will be happy to send any additional photo’s.
Do not let this KW lighter item slip through your fingers!A note to all buyers from Canada:
I have received some info that lately the Canadian Post is very slow. I don't know why the Canadian post are so slow in their delivery. There may be delays because of customs checks. Shipping time can be 5 to 7 weeks!
PayPal is the only method of payment accepted.
Payment is due within 1 day of close of sale
Winning buyer agrees to pay shipping/handling cost by registered air mail services.
Shipment cost: toUSA: $9.50, toCanada: $14.50, to the U.K. & Europe: $8.50, to Asia & Australia: $14.50 and inside Israel $4.50.
I normally use Airmail Registered (signed-for) post for items valued up to $150. If the customer prefers a courier-based shipping service such as EMS (Express Mail Service with Internet tracking & Insurance) and is willing to cover the higher costs, I will be happy to accommodate.
In the case of lost or damaged items, Registered Airmail covers compensation for the item value & postage costs up to $150 maximum. Higher levels of compensation are included only in the EMS services.
It takes up to 3 or more weeks for delivery. Sometimes postal service is getting slower especially at weekends and holiday. Occasionally there may be delays because of extra security checks at the post office.
I have earned my high response record by being honest,fair and by describing items for sale as accurately as possible. If any buyer finds that this is not the case, I will gladly refund. (Buyer is responsible for shipping charges).
Thank you & Good luck!