Smokin' Hot Vintage Lighter Cuff Links

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If the Marlboro man were enlisted in the KGB circa 1960, chances are he would have been outfitted with these lighter cuff links.


Speculative legends aside, these cuff links (measuring less than an inch each way and fillable with regular lighter fluid) really were dispensed by gumball machines around 50 years ago. Today, such a story would make the evening news after some kid threatened to burn down his school with part of his dad's suit.

One Etsy seller had the unused lighters on sale at their store. Sadly, the cuff links are now sold out. [Etsy via technabob]


If they're anything like the Zippo I used to carry in my pocket, I'd have a rash from the leaked fuel all over my wrists.