Working cigarette lighter cufflinks


17 Responses to “Working cigarette lighter cufflinks”

  1. max_supernova says:

    Just don’t try to wear them while you go through airport security…

  2. demidan says:

    ,,,and they are sold. So sad so very sad.

  3. FoetusNail says:

    Miniature lighters like these were once available in gumball style machines or at carnivals.

  4. danlalan says:

    I’m thinking they will look just as cool without lighter fluid in them…or flints, for airport security.

  5. NeonCat says:

    I have one of these lighters but there’s no cuff-link apparatus attached.

    I’ll try to live with the disappointment.

  6. nox says:

    They are REAL Working vintage cufflinks that were once dispensed in gumball machines approximately 50 years ago.

    So, yes, vintage = old.


    Isn’t someone supposed to be dropping the ol’ “TSA screeners would tear your head off” line about trying to wear these onto a plane or something?

  8. SednaBoo says:

    This item sold out on 9.08.2009

    Two weeks too late here! I expected it to sell out the second it was boingboinged, but seriously, you people with your time-traveling.

  9. Teller says:

    Hey, pal, why’s that ace of clubs charred?

  10. Brainspore says:

    I hear Gob Bluth has a pair of these already.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I had one of these some 30 years ago. I don’t remember how I came up with it, but remember it being worn brass that at one time might have been finished like these ones are, but the chrome was worn off. I remember wanting to replace the wick, which was burned down to nothing, and I couldn’t figure out how to do it. The wick on my threaded off, but was a much smaller diameter then what we see here. It fills from the bottom, and I wish I could remember what I did with it…

  12. sk8rboi69 says:

    Hey! An open flame right next to my cotton shirt! And I’ve been drinking scotch all night! Great idea!


    They do look kind of cool though, interesting conversation piece.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I have seen old lighters like this before (I have one somewhere I bought at an estate sale), though not as cufflinks.

    See the loop on the end of the left lighter? On mine it sticks straight out. I always assumed it was meant to be used to wear the lighter as a pendant.

    If the cufflinks are not actually vintage, my guess is that these are recent cufflink hardware added to vintage lighters.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Hey #1, that was a rather off the cuff remark!

  15. Maggie Koerth-Baker says:

    These are going to end in tears…and possibly skin grafts.

  16. Anonymous says:

    They sold out two weeks ago! Thanks a lot for getting my hopes up.

  17. machine11 says:

    the cufflinks are insane :)

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