Makers - France & Swiss         

S.T. Dupont cca. 1939 -47


1st, 2nd, 3rd pictures


Made in: France

Year: asi 1937-46

Fuel: Petrol

Material: Gold and silver plated brass, aluminium

Mechanism: Double wheel, Horizontal flint spring and spring of the lid

Dimensions: 3,9 cm x 3,3 cm - lady size (1st pic.), 4,9 cm, 3,3 cm u man’s size (2nd pic.),  3rd picture shows aluminium model made during WWII



Many thanks to Marcel from Germany for pictures of his collection.  Following pictures are showing Dupont lighters collected by him during last two decades.

  Various petrol and gas models on the left. Just bellow the text- 50 years anniversary model  and original 50 years old petrol Dupont. Last four pictures - Dupont petrol lighters of different age and design.

 
Fake and original


Usually it is not difficult to recognize the fake (upper picture)from original Dupont.

Words LAQUE DE CHINE are quite misleading  on the lighter that is all made of metal. The quality and readability of the square mark and all the text is incomparable.   The serial number, -  each letter and number of  the original is printed separately, hence the distance from the lower edge and the position of each letter and number is a bit different, also the distances between the letters and numbers are different.


 

S.T.Dupont Gatsby

Country of origin: Francie

Year: po r. 2000

Fuel: butan

Material:   gold, silver, palladium, or rhodium plated brass

Mechanism: Unlike Line 1 lighters the Gatsby has two s crews on the bottom  the second screw isflame height regulation

Dimensions: 56 mm x 37 mm x 11 mm

Resources: Lighters Gli Accendini - Stefano Bisconcini (Chronicle Books, 1997)

Stuart Schneider, Ira Pilossof - The Handbook Of Vintage Cigarette Lighters (Schiffer 1999)

Juan Manuel Clark - Collectible Lighters (Flammarion, 2002)

Collecting Cigarette Lighters  A Price Guide 1,2 - Neil S. Wood (L-W Book Sales, 1994)

The Dunhill Petrol Lighter A Unique Story - Davide Blei, Luciano Bottoni (Dunhill, 2004)

S.T. Dupont


Simon Tissot - Dupont’s company founded in 1872 was making luxury leather goods. First petrol lighters were made in early 30s.

In war times, when quality material was hard to achieve, Dupont lighters were made of aluminium, the company quickly returned to high quality materials after the war, great series of petrol lighters were made from that time untill mid 50s and there were Dupont petrol lighters produced even later.

   The first gas lighter made by ST Dupont was introduced in 1953 under D57 code mark, when the roller was turned the nozzle jumped up and the gas automatically begun to flow, closed lid  pushed the nozzle back to the position. Petrol model of the same size and look had been produced in the same time.

   The next gas Dupont marked BS (Briquet Simple) following in 1959 was a bit wider than D57 . The production of  Dupont BS ended in early 70s  but authorized Dupont service will accept it  for repair even today. The size of this dependable model was the same as of today’s Line 1 Dupont lighters.

   In 1965 Dupont’s most successful lighter was introduced, it was marked BR (Briquet Reglable). The lighter had adjustable flame and automatic stop of the gas flow during the flint change. Today’s Line 1 lighters don’t have this function anymore.

  Beside Line 1 also Line 2, Line D and Gatsby series are beeing produced. Dupont table lighters and rare collectable limited series like “Art Nouveau” or “ Maharadjah” are available too.

 

S.T.Dupont Line 2

Country of origin: France

Year:  80s

Fuel: butan

Material:   gold, silver, palladium, or rhodium plated brass

Mechanism: Unlike Line 1 lighters the Gatsby has two s crews on the bottom  the second screw isflame height regulation

Dimensions: 62 mm x 37 mm x 11 mm

S.T.Dupont BR,  smaller version

Made in: France

Year: 1965

Fuel: butane

Materiál: Gold pl. brass

Mechanism: Double wheel(long roller), Horizontal flint spring and spring of the lid, the gas starts to flow when the lid is opened

Dimensions: 5,7 cm x 3,4 cmman’s size, asi 4,8 cm  x 3,4 cm lady size

S.T.Dupont BS

Made in: France

Year: 1959

Fuel: butane

Material: Silver pl. brass

Mechanism: Double wheel(long roller), Horizontal flint spring and spring of the lid, the gas starts to flow when the lid is opened

Dimensions: 5,7 cm x 3,4 cmman’s size, asi 4,8 cm  x 3,4 cm lady size

S.T.Dupont D57

Made in: France

Year: 1953

Fuel: butane

Material: Gold pl. brass and Laque De Chine

Mechanism: Double wheel(long roller), Horizontal flint spring and spring of the lid, turn of the roller makes the nozzle jump up and the gas starts to flow

Dimensions: 5,7 cm a 3,4 cm man’s size

S.T. Dupont cca. 1947 - 58


4th, 5th, 6th pictures


Made in: France

Year: asi 1937-46

Fuel: Petrol

Material: silver pl. brass (pic. 4), gold pl. brass (pic. 5) Laque De Chine (pic. 6)

Mechanism: Double wheel(long roller), Horizontal flint spring and spring of the lid

Dimensions: 4,4 cm x 3,4 cm lady size (5th picture), 5,4 cm, 3,4 cm man’s size (pics. 4 a 6)


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