Penguin Lighter

Title

Penguin Lighter

Subject

Miscellaneous

Description

This is a Penguin lighter with the maker’s mark in prime condition. The bottom of the steel lighter reads, " ‘High Quality Lighter’ ‘Penguin No. 111957 Japan’ " Penguin manufactured lighters very similar to the popular "Zippo" lighters of the 1930s-70s. The style was known for being high quality, durable, and refillable, so companies such as Penguin sought to copy it. Penguin even manufactured lighters for soldiers in the Vietnam war, and many survive in the New York Historical Society's collection. The company was active from the 1950s-1970s.

Source

https://emuseum.nyhistory.org/objects/74892/lighter;jsessionid=3587D0B96495085EAEBC08F568A5BF0E

Publisher

Phoenix Project

Date

late 1950s - early 1960s

Contributor

Archaeological Methods (ANTH 4590/6590) Fall 2017 - Group 7
Summer 2023 HIP SI
Summer 2023 HIP SI

Format

Weight: 50.5g
H: 60 mm
W: 38mm
L: 13.5mm

Type

Metal

Identifier

p164, ACC 171

Coverage

9FU88

Collection

Citation

“Penguin Lighter,” The Phoenix Project , accessed June 17, 2024, https://martaphoenixproject.gsuanthropology.com/items/show/55.

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