American Parker Silent Flame Lighter

1930’s Dunhill Silent Flame Table Lighter Sally Rand

A spelter fan dancer mounted on a black bakelite base.

A lighter manufactured for Parker of London and New York but made in the USA.

This Silent Flame Table Lighter was manufactured by Parker of London Ltd. in New York (U.S.A.) between 1935 and 1944.
The invention patented in 1935 was known as the electric cigar lighter ‘of the type wherein a wick is ignited through the heat of an electrical resistance element’ and was very popular in the Art Deco period. This lighter is known as the “Fan Dancer” or “Sally Rand”.

The metal naked female figure was available in chrome plate and gold-tone plate. The base was made of black or dark brown Bakelite.

The bottom of the base is marked: SILENT FLAME TABLE LIGHTER by Dunhill MADE IN U.S.A. U.S. Pat. No. 2020142.

Measuring 5 inches (13cm) tall,  3 inches (8cm) wide and  3.5 inches (9cm) deep.

We have never installed batteries or loaded it with lighter fluid. There is some wear on the naked chrome plated body. There is a little bit of corrosion in the battery compartment, but overall in very good condition.

1 in stock

REF M278

£70.00


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