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Solid Fuel Lighter II

23 Sep 2015
Progress: Concept

It has all the appearances of a Zippo lighter. It opens up to reveal an ordinary flintwheel, and strikes an ordinary (if somewhat sulphurous) flame.

It is loaded with ordinary matches*, pressed one at a time into the spring-loaded magazine. The lever that presses on the hinged lid is geared to the reload mechanism, so that opening the lid ejects the burnt stub of the previous round and a fresh match slots into place.

(*Or the proprietary Solid Fuel Lighter FuelSticks, depending on the business model adopted.)

Illustration, with a Zippo lighter and a trail of matches