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Article about: I recently purchased some "trench art" lighters from a fellow in Connecticut. Most of them are your everyday spent shell lighters but this on looks almost like a Zippo. I find it h

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    I recently purchased some "trench art" lighters from a fellow in Connecticut. Most of them are your everyday spent shell lighters but this on looks almost like a Zippo. I find it hard to believe the lighter itself was made by a soldier, perhaps a factory worker. There is however some sort of insignia on the front of it I don't recognize. Any input would be great.

    Also, the inner part will not come free from the shell, what would be a good way to break this free?
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    I would guess Air Force, but am not certain.

    Boridin

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    The cypher is Communications and Signals - from the mid 1930s until the end...

    The lighter seems to be a handmade piece by a soldier with some free time and a lack of dry matches, which the latter, IMO, was a very common thing.

    I like it very much.

    I would just let it be - Display and enjoy it.
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    Fellow collectors are NOT adversaries to be bested...

    ☭ "Ричик, я не понимаю, почему, почему ты тратишь деньги на эти вещи!" ☭

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