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Written by Ben Branch | May 21st 2013
This art deco era Douglass Automatic Pocket Lighter is a beautiful throwback to a time when cigarettes were good for you, hydrogen airships were thought of as a good idea and Charlie Chaplin was the only celebrity with a toothbrush moustache.
The lighter still works well and was recently refurbished by the seller, it lights first time and can be refilled with both lighter fluid and flint with ease.
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