Tank or Armored Car Cigarette Lighter - Old Big Heavy
This is a very interesting armored car cigarette lighter that does look to be WWII vintage or earlier. At 13.5 ounces and almost 5 inches long this is not designed to be carried around in a pocket; Rather it is meant to be left on one's desk as an interesting conversation piece with visitors. There are so many different types of armored cars that vary so little in appearance that, with inaccuracies of a small object like this, I can not tell nationality. Could be Japanese or it could be British. Pushing on the antenna on the rear makes the lighter assembly pop out. I know very little about the intricacies of lighters so I have no idea what it would take to get this working again but it is very cool as is.