ChatterBank8 mins ago
I have become one of those old men who fiddles with lighters all the time. Latest project is a 1920s Thorens single-claw, lovely mechanism, gives a beautiful flame without getting hot when it lights - but it's a *** for simply refusing to do its job. Zippo and Swan flints make a spark ok, although a little loose in the feeder tube and I wonder if there are fatter flints still around and if they would give a fatter spark. Wick lights okay with a gas lighter, so it's drawing fuel. If it comes to a rewick and repack, I am guessing that the cap the wick runs out of will unscrew with needlenose pliers. No American has yet made a video on this subject. Can anybody here help?
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