Rare Chrome and Bakelite Table Lighter in the form of a Missile/Rocket

Rare Chrome and Bakelite Table Lighter in the form of a Missile/Rocket

Code: 10223

Dimensions:

W: 15.5cm (6.1")H: 9cm (3.5")

£85.00 Approx $110.68, €93.61

Description

A novelty chrome and Bakelite table lighter in the form of a missile or rocket, comprising the main rocket body with shaped tail fins and upper lighting mechanism supported by a chrome arm attached to a sloping black Bakelite base with ball feet. The lighter fluid is added through the rear of the rocket body through a threaded screw-in stopcock. Dating from the late 1950’s to early 1960’s this classic retro piece would look great as a decorative or functional object and make a great conversation piece. It is a rare example of its kind and I cannot find an identical example on the web, the majority of similar examples being in the form of a jet fighter or vertically orientated rocket. 

Condition Report

Excellent vintage condition – tested and in full working order