Tinderlighter Fire Lighting.

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  1. Keith H.

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  2. TexDanm

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    Now THAT is cool!! It is sort of an early Zippo lighter that never runs out of fuel.
     
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    That is new to me , I think I will try to find one for sale .
     
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    Just checked out those tinderlighters on ebay . Their a little more expensive than I want to spend .
     
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    I wonder if I could make one of there if I could find a flint lock lock kit? It really is a cool idea.
     
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    I was now recovered from my surprise, and began to look round me, when

    found the cave was but very small--that is to say, it might be about

    twelve feet over, but in no manner of shape, neither round nor square, no

    hands having ever been employed in making it but those of mere Nature. observed also that there was a place at the farther side of it that went

    in further, but was so low that it required me to creep upon my hands and knees to go into it, and whither it went I knew not; so, having no

    candle, I gave it over for that time, but resolved to go again the next

    day provided with candles and a tinder-box, which I had made of the lock

    of one of the muskets, with some wildfire in the pan. (wildfire is another term used for tinder)

    Robinson Crusoe By Daniel Defoe.

    You will note the term "Tinderbox" used in this instance to describe the means of making fire.
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    Old flintlock pistols no longer in use were sometimes turned into tinderlighters, & of course you can use any flintlock gun to make fire in the same manner.
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    Flintlock pistol converted to tinderlighter.

    Regards, Keith.
    http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/2016/01/flintlock-candle-lighter-pistol.html
     
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    I run across reproduction flint locks and part pieces sometimes. I will keep my eye open. I loved Robinson Crusoe and read it many times when I was young.
     
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    One of my favourites too, & although it is basically fiction, though based on Alexander Selkirk's exploits, the fact is it was still written in the period so the information on the fire lock is still valid.
    Keith.
     
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