Uncommon Lighter Repair

Not so common repairs but seen often enough to mention:

  • Split flint tubes
  • Flint tubes that have broken loose from the solder joint where they anchor to the frame and need to be silver soldered back into position.
  • Replacement of missing or damaged parts — replacement flint spring and ends:
  • Replacement wands and/or wicks

All involve extra work and are quoted to the collector before being undertaken.

Solder Joint broken from Flint pressure

The infamous flint tube joint that frequently comes loose, breaks, or otherwise is dislodged

Solder Joint repair

In some cases the flint tube can be soldered back on.