Wish I could help, but lighter flint mechanics are like the dark side of the moon. NICE ZIPPO!
Thanks SgtTowser! The Zippo was found in the snow by my dad. Saw something sparkle and picked it up. When he flipped it over it already had my name on it so he gave it me and I carried it for years. Wore the chrome right off in a bunch of spots and the hinge is a bit janky. I display it in my gun room now that I no longer smoke except the odd cigar. The mechanics of the Ronson I may be able to figure out with some patience. I was hoping to know a little more about the lighter and its vintage.
McGyvers Ronson Princess looks just like mine. Although,mine has a very faint crest on one side.
When I press down on the lever the striker wheel doesn’t spin and the cap that covers the wick doesn’t raise completely. Only flips up about 45 degrees. There seems to be a ratching system for the wheel that I am suspecting isn’t actuating properly or is gummed up with crud.
Thanks Mac! That is really helpful.
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Humm... it might well be the issue... These things are from the 40's and 50's so wear or dirt on parts is pretty common...Thanks. have one from dad, have to dig it out!Here are some decent diagrams that may help a bit if you try to disassemble it to fix:(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)Open them on a new tab to see in full size.
40 yrs old!
Oooh, I have to get a Zippo like that to go with my Camillus Coast Guard Knife. Were many USCG lighters made?