Cigarette lighter

Object Number: 
INV.7555
Date: 
ca. 1918
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 2 x 3/4 in. ( 6.7 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
relief: on both sides of lighter: "GOTT MIT UNS" stamped: on metal plate attached to base of lighter: "FINANCES(?) / MUNSTER" typewritten: on paper found with object: "LIGHTER - Cigarette / Brought from France by Major Leroy H. Byam, / 51 Edgecliff Terr
Description: 
Brass cigarette lighter said to have been made from German Army uniform insignia; circular form with "GOTT MIT UNS" in relief above a crown on either side.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Beecher Ogden, 1944
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group