Vtg Antique 1920's Steele & Johnson Brass Capitol Lighter & Ashtray Set For Sale
This listing is for one antique Capitol lighter and ashtray set. I believe this old lighter was made back in the 1920's. The brass lighter mechanismis embossed Capitol with a picture of the Capitol building. It was made by the Capitol Lighter Co. It has a patent date on the handle of Sept. 17, 1912. Thelighter was fabricated by Steele & Johnson Mfg. Co. Waterbury, Conn. Essenjay Products New York. I believe this set is made of brass with some parts painted yellow and some chrome plated.
Overall measurements: The tray is approximately 4" x 6". The lighter is 4 1/2" tall and the base is 1 1/8" in diameter. The ashtray or container is 3 1/2" tall to the top of the knob by 2 1/2" in diameter.
This old lighter appears to be in good vintage condition. I have not tested it although the mechanism does seem to work properly.Itdoes show tarnishingand finish wear. Scuffs, scratches and some paint loss. Needs cleaning. I'm not sure if the lighter is complete. Selling "as is".
I'm not that familiar with these old lighters so please email with any information or questions you may have. Please see all photos. I do have two more of these Capitol lighters listed and would be happy to combine shipping.
A lot of my items are vintage, not new, and selling "as is". If my description and photos do not answer your questions, please email before offerding.
I sell and ship to US only. Shipping by USPS or UPS. Always happy to combinepurchases for savings on shipping.
Thanks for looking and be sure to visit my store.
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