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Author Topic: Controlled bubble paperweight? Or cigarette lighter holder?  (Read 953 times)

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Offline Tilly

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Controlled bubble paperweight? Or cigarette lighter holder?
« on: October 13, 2012, 05:51:03 AM »
Was wondering if anyone had any ideas about the origin of this? It has a Whitefriars look about it to me but I can't find anything quite like it on whitefriars.com. It's about 6cm high and the base is completely flat and smooth. Was also wondering if it has a use besides being a paperweight, since it's hollow. I wondered if it could be a candle holder but it's completely rounded on the inside so wouldn't hold anything straight. I'm a total newbie so any info appreciated  :)

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Re: Controlled bubble paperweight?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 06:01:47 AM »
Sorry it occurs to me that this should maybe have gone in the 'paperweights' forum, but I guess I put it here since I was wondering if it is actually something else. Please excuse my newbie uncertainty and moderators move the post if neccessary!

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Re: Controlled bubble paperweight?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 06:46:48 AM »
It may have had a lighter once.

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Re: Controlled bubble paperweight?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2012, 03:14:05 AM »
I agree with Ivo....  could very well be a lighter sans metal....  don't rule out Japanese as an origin...
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Re: Controlled bubble paperweight? Or cigarette lighter holder?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 09:36:25 AM »
Aha! I hadn't thought of the table-lighter possibility, but having looked at some pics of complete ones it seems likely. Not being a smoker, I'm quite happy to display it on its own  :) Thank you for your replies!

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