This is a beautiful piece of Black Memorabilia I have owned for many years. I have never seen another example complete and in working condition, which this is. This is a heavy cast iron piece in the form of a black man with cigar in mouth. It weighs 2lbs and 4oz. There is a black button in his neck which when pushed in causes the electric coil in cigar to heat and produce a light.
This was originally produced as a cigar lighter but, can naturally be used for both cigars and cigarettes. On back if his neck is the word "Elektra", which I have shown. It stands 5-1/2" high by 6" across, and a base diameter of 3. It has been re-wired at some time and works perfectly as shown.
A great Black Americana cigar lighter in wonderful condition. The item "Fabulous Figural Black Americana Electric Cigar Lighter Cast Iron 1930's Working" is in sale since Monday, July 04, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Housewares & Kitchenwares". The seller is "vintage_lighters" and is located in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.