Unusual USSR lighters
• Unusual lighter USSR
In the Soviet Union the production of many achievements of national economy traditionally timed to some significant dates. No exception, and came to replace matches lighters. They cost is not cheap and for the most part is a copy lighter-known Western manufacturers. Strict minimalist portable devices for fire, Soviet designers made up the original decor and images of different logos.
Launched in the 50s Lighter "Tbilisi" was made in the form of a pistol. Militaristic beginning at the time was felt even in children's toys, it is not surprising that the lighter-gun was a very popular gift for a man, regardless of his rank.
Lighter "Spark", the release of which has been dated to the first manned flight into space. Petrol lighters such as "Spark" was not a Soviet invention, and were copied from foreign examples, but in the Soviet Union began the most popular variety of portable Flint. The simplicity of design and variability allowed to apply different patterns, change finishing materials and specialized to produce the series, without changing the design. This played at hand to producers of lighters, which produced them unchanged until the end of 1980s.
This lighter-era Soviet designers have added a melody. When opened, the device begins to play the song "Let there always be me." Special chic considered podkurivat music in public places that issue the owner a lighter person with a delicate taste and having an uncomplicated access to the benefits of the time.
This Lighter - nostalgic remake on the USSR. Generally, up to 90-ies of the last century, there was almost no Zippo. Those lucky that they had bought them at a great price by speculators or brought from foreign travel. This lasted until the fall of the USSR, when the country was flooded shelves counterfeit lighters come from China. At the same time, Russian citizens have yet another hobby - by the inscriptions on the end determine the authenticity of lighters Zippo. Traditional methods are passed by word of mouth on this day.
Lighter "Moscow Kremlin" was copied from the company IMCO lighters. Soviet version complemented Kremlin image for greater patriotism and spread not in stores, as well as a reward for good service in the army, police and other law enforcement agencies.
Lighter "Comintern", produced in the 30s, was a copy of one of the IMCO lighters. Design patterns are left completely unchanged.
Series lighters dedicated to "Aeroflot". Another variation on the theme of "Spark". Get a lighter could be in duty-free kiosk on international flights of "Aeroflot", which is very vaguely reminiscent of the current duty free.
The lighter of the series "ENEA".
Pocket gasoline lighter "Photo-lightning." Generally, the lighter a camera - a popular theme among the industrial designers of the time.
Table Lighter - another brainchild of the souvenir industry of the USSR. They could reach unprecedented proportions, bizarre shapes and can be made from a variety of materials - from plastic to mammoth ivory.
Lighter "Riga" Baltic -detische industry, made him even more desirable for the Soviet citizen. Characterized by high build quality, so to this day are of interest to collectors.
"Surprise" - Lighter atypical that combines a small case and a piezoelectric element instead of the usual flint to ignite.