This fine piece had suffered some of the most common problems. It had been dropped on it’s head, bending the spark wheel cover, and breaking the attaching tabs. The impact knocked the mechanism off kilter resulting in no activation of the spark wheel. Following that mishap someone put it away with the flint still under spring pressure resulting in the dismal split flint tube syndrome.
Example of the age on finish, it was supposed to be smooth like the part under where the lighter was
Corrosion and wear of many years
Actuator on the wrong side of the lever
Actuator where it should have been
A dismally split flint tube
Crushed spark wheel housing with broken affixment tabs
Cleaned up the base
Finished up, Lighter repaired, cigarette dispenser reworked, base refinished
Straightened up, mechanism repaired with a new wand.
Rehabilitated touch tip with cigarette dispenser