Post by highwaycobbery on Oct 23, 2019 8:35:31 GMT -5
Old boys are for the birds. Every one I’ve had has leaked. I love my zippo, have had it for eleven years and when I got a loose hinge, sent it back and they fixed it free and fast. Try using the zippo fluid you can buy in any camping section of wal mart for zippo hand warmers. Much less smell.
Never trust a man who smokes a pipe ~ Charles Bukowski
I've got one from the 60's which I had refurbished by a Company that specialized in the IM Corona lighters...they put new guts in it twice (or so they said)...but the flame just couldn't be adjusted properly like it was when it was new. Finally I gave up on it. But if I had a new one...I would use it daily as I had with the other one.
Here are a couple of my IM Corona's. They are well traveled work horses that after 20 some years have not let me down!
As much as I love my IMCO's my true passion is for Dunhill, Davidoff and Dupont lighters. This beauty arrived in my mailbox today. A silver florentine pattern Rollagas pipe lighter in a beautiful Navy Blue box with the papers. This lighter came to me because as I always advise newcomers, "when someone asks what you are looking for at a pipe show, tell them". I'm very excited about this piece!
I have two Dunhills a sterling Rollalite I got back in '70 and a sterling Unique ( the lighter the Old Boy copies) my daughter bought me for my 50th b'day. These are my "Sunday go ta meeting... " lighters. My daily lighter is a brass Zippo w/ pipe insert I got back in Hong Kong in '69. It's truly an "old boy" .
I’ve been using a Zippo with pipe insert for several years now. I use Zippo fuel and really cannot detect anything in my pipes when using it. It’s rock solid reliable. I’ve got some other lighters that work fine indoors but I’d sure like to try an Old Boy; the design has been around a while and copied for a reason.
Last Edit: Nov 16, 2019 17:20:11 GMT -5 by benton629