Magna-Lux Electric Lighter / Fumalux FL400

Not simply a lighter, a flashlight is included here, too!

Though this lighter uses conventional lighter fluid, rather than butane as might be expected, it uses a heated electrical coil ('glowing filament') to ignite the fluid rather than a flint and spark wheel.

The proprietary battery provides the energy for both the small flash light and heat ignition. These batteries are no longer made; a 2 volt battery is required; there are reports of old hearing aid batteries ("National Health" brand) being used to operate the lighter.

This is a German made Fumalux which was launched under several brand names (e.g. Magna-Lux, Ohm, DeJUR) and was the first practical battery powered lighter.

Vintage Cigarette Lighters