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    12 Year Project!

    Happy ending story time! I found this lighter about 12 years ago in a park nearby. It was fused shut and I never tried opening it until about a year ago...and broke the top piece. I still had the bottom of the bottle and the lighter mechanism but the top part of the bottle was shattered. Threw it into a drawer and forgot about it...until yesterday! Did a quick hunt after my dental appointment and what do you know...i found a replacement for the piece I broke! Probably lit for the first time in over 60 years!
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    Thats so cool. Thanks for sharing

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    Great relic find, congratulations!

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    Brendan75

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    Hi some nice finds. Congrats I have never seen a lighter like that before. i like it

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    Wow what are the odds! Very cool! Congrats!
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    Priv8ear

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    Very cool, any idea what the beer brand is?
    Phil

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    us
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    So cool and great you were able to find that part. I've got a Royal Crown Cola lighter like yours that kicked around the house since I was a young'un. I did fuel it up and light it years ago, but I keep it in a case now. If I think about it, I'll throw on a picture later.

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    What an interesting find !
    Great .

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    Silver Coin Fiend

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    Thanks for sharing that. I like the happy ending.
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    Tommy

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    Its a bud light Really cool old lighter
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    Here are those pictures I promised.

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    Tony

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    Really cool find works too ...
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    That's one...or two great finds! Can you tell what the lighter originally promoted?
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greastart View Post
    That's one...or two great finds! Can you tell what the lighter originally promoted?
    Thanks for sharing.
    Pretty sure it's just a generic design. These also came out with playing card motifs as well.
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