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Antique Cigar Cutters & Lighters by: Jerry Terranova & Douglas Congdon-Martin
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Antique Cigar Cutters and Lighters by: Jerry Terranova, Douglas Congdon-Martin
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Author: Jerry Terranova and Douglas Congdon-Martin
Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket
Copyright: 1996
Pages: 174
Size: 8.5 x 11 in.

Product Code: SO-SCH-1996-0887409415-X2

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From the end of the Civil War until the explosive popularity of the cigarette in the early twentieth century. the cigar was king. For the pleasure and convience of cigar smokers a wide variety of smoking accessories were manufactured, including cigar cutters and lighters. The cutters range from simple vest pocket models to ingenious mechanical contraptions that would occupy a prominent place on the counter of the local tobacconist. In between are beautifully sculpted Vienna bronze and wooden desk models. In many cases these are combined with lighters, to offer the smoker full-service convenience. The lighters range from alcohol dips to electric devices. They are sometimes cast as stunning figures or are elegantly formed lamps, using blown glass or pierced tin.

Beautiful color photographs document these wonderful objects, accompanied by concise, informative descriptions. The text places the cutters in their historical context and contains helpful information. A value guide is included.

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