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Title:Rare Lighter Restoration - World War 1 Trench Build
Duration:13:09
Viewed:39,469,665
Published:17-10-2019
Source:Youtube

Very rare lighter restoration from World War 1. This time I do a full restoration and repair of a very special and old lighter that was built by a soldier fighting in WW1 in the trenches of Britannia, France.

I got this rare lighter from the family to restore (they want to be total anonymous), the lighter was delivered to them along with his remains during WW1, he was wounded in battle but survived but shortly after unluckily he died of influenza along with thousands of others soldiers.

I don’t think that we can even imagine what life was in those trenches. A true HELL.

This lighter hasn’t been touched since then. For 120 years to be exact. That gives me chills and performance anxiety. So, I do restore this lighter with the biggest respect and doing the best I can, constantly thinking not to overdo the restoration. (I’m known for that) 😬

The person who sent me this lighter has seen the lighter and the video before uploading it here on YouTube, and she was VERY satisfied with the result of this Restoration Video.
This is my second lighter restoration - and it was a good but a bit nervous experience. You can see me shake a bit on my hand in some of the videos closeups.

I did no magic tricks around this lighter. I added 2 brass screws to support the brazed ring around the trigger (the brazing was really bad), you may have to forgive me for that, but I think that this fits this lighter really good 😉

I really liked the outcome of this lighter restoration. I’m so lucky that I was given this opportunity and of course given this special World War lighter a new life. It’s now going back to the family who sent it to me.

If you enjoyed my video too, please like and comment. That will mean a lot to me!

Please subscribe if you want to see more cool upcoming restoration projects 🙂 I have more exciting projects coming up!

Please also see my Zippo lighter restoration from Vietnam War: https://youtu.be/zeNhhjl9i_0

Thanks for watching my videos. See you next week.
Warmest regards
Martin

Thanks to the original owner to trust me a piece of history.

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