Vintage Austrian Karat 99 Side Squeeze Lighter, ca 1940s


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Offered for sale is a vintage Austrian Karat 99 Side Squeeze lighter, ca. late 1940s.  The lighter is of chromium plated steel construction, and features an engine turned design on both sides with a cartouche for initials.  The lighter is engraved on the side squeeze “KARAT 99 Patent Pend., Made in Austria.”  The lighter is in very good used condition, showing signs of normal pocket carry. There are some minor surface scratches and some minor pitting of the chrome in a few spots. Needs only flint and fluid to work.  You can own this great vintage lighter, for $49.99.

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