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‘Trench Art’ Restoration



John Winter

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Restoration of a homemade gasoline bullet lighter created in world war II. These lighters were made by the soldiers themselves from casings and bullets from used cartridges, flint and wick. This lighter lay in the ground for a long time at the site of the battle, until it was found using a metal detector. This video shows the entire restoration process.

I know Brian will be interested! :)
 

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Hi John.

after my farther past way in October this year. when clearing his house i came across these to trench art items. i don't know if they are just more modern one's or not, but they are interesting all the same.
the wick on the lighter needs lengthening a bit, but it still lights.







 

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Restoration of a homemade gasoline bullet lighter created in world war II. These lighters were made by the soldiers themselves from casings and bullets from used cartridges, flint and wick. This lighter lay in the ground for a long time at the site of the battle, until it was found using a metal detector. This video shows the entire restoration process.

I know Brian will be interested! :)
thats very cool john ,a great job of restoration, love to own one of them
 

Oldschool

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Hi John.

after my farther past way in October this year. when clearing his house i came across these to trench art items. i don't know if they are just more modern one's or not, but they are interesting all the same.
the wick on the lighter needs lengthening a bit, but it still lights.







wont let me see the pictures mate , can see them. now very cool
 
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