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WW2 Polish Resistance Sabotage Lighter “Sabotażówka”


Occupied Poland, 1940-45, 44mm x 37mm x 16mm,


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Conspiracy lighter, the so-called “Sabotażówka”, illegally made in factories in Poland during the war, in conspiracy conditions, designed for sabotage purposes. Double spark wheels, one on each side, to guarantee reliability in the field during sabotage actions. .

 Made in the Philips Factory in Warsaw, and also attributed to have been produced by the Ammunition Factory in Skarżysko Kamienna and by the Ursus factory in Warsaw (Warschauer Vereinigte Maschinenfabriken G.m.b.H, Zweigwerk Ursus bei Warschau), (HASAG – Hugo SchneiderActalliengesfellabrallikers).

Gasoline lighter made of aluminum, with brass and steel parts, ignition of the lighter with two independent spark wheels. The construction of the lighter was ideal for severe weather conditions, its construction makes it more reliable in harsh conditions. Flint creates a spark, when filled with gasoline the lighter gives fire, fully functional.