Match Lighter Gimmick

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Match Lighter Gimmick

Postby John Tudor » May 24th, 2024, 6:24 pm

Hello everyone,
Here's a gimmick I'm hoping to identify. It's from Coe Norton's cigarette routine, a brass match lighter gimmick, made in the 1950's. It has a curved brass piece that serves as a holster. There's a video of the use of it here: https://youtu.be/jjpa8-Y3JG0 .
Anyone have any idea who made it? The prevailing opinion is that it was adapted by Coe from a Earl Morgan match to flower gimmick.
Thanks!
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Re: Match Lighter Gimmick

Postby Dustin Stinett » May 24th, 2024, 8:28 pm

I suggest trying to contact Jeff McBride. He collects such items and might know.
Good luck.

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Re: Match Lighter Gimmick

Postby John Tudor » May 24th, 2024, 9:32 pm

Dustin,
Jeff was the first person I asked, he'd never seen one like it.
Thank you anyway.
John
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