United States Coast Guard Bark EAGLE Scripto lighter, after 1955
lighterCLOTHING & ACCESSORIES - PERSONAL GEAR
Scripto Manufacturing Company
overall: 2-1/2 x 1-3/8 x 0-1/2 in.
Lighter; U.S. Coast Guard bark EAGLE (built as HORST WESSEL, 1936) Scripto lighter owned by USCG sailor Peter Kolasa, after 1955; cigarette lighter, thin rectangular case with rounded top corners, top attachd with hinge, 1/2 inch blue band around middle, transparent lower portion shows silver profile model of the EAGLE under sail, mounted on blue card; printed on bottom "MADE IN U.S.A/ U.S. PAT/ D-180,401/ 2,881,608/ CANADA/ PAT 1960/ R.D. 57"; printed on chimney "VU-LIGHTER/ by/ Scripto/ INC."