Cricket Butane Lighter

Cricket Butane Lighter

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Description
S. T. Dupont began making and marketing Cricket butane lighters in France in 1961. Gillette purchased a large share of the French firm in 1970 and introduced this inexpensive and disposable lighter to the United States in 1972. It was an immediate commercial success. The body of this example is green nylon. The text on the back of the package reads “Cricket is a registered trademark of S. T. Dupont, S.A. Paris, France. U.S. Pat. No. 3430004.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Disposable Butane Lighter
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
overall: 83 mm x 19 mm x 25 mm; 3 1/4 in x 3/4 in x in
overall: 7/8 in x 3 1/16 in x 5 5/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 7.77875 cm x 14.2875 cm
ID Number
1981.0825.14
catalog number
1981.0825.14
accession number
1981.0825
Credit Line
Gift of Plastics Institute of America
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