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Tha's awesome Bob! ;):)  Love the wear on it, shows it wasn't just put in a dresser drawer and forgot about but rather used to light up a few. Wonder where the original owner is now... pushin up daisy's after dying of lung cancer maybe.... :( Glad I quit tobacco some 40 years ago. Well maybe a cigar ever now and then.

Thanks for sharing. Anyone else?

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One thing a lighter ISN'T good for, is removing the fuel cap off a rental truck with external large tank, with short fill spout to CHECK FUEL LEVEL.  Had a customer start to do that one night, and we saw his intent, JUST before he LITE up the lot.

 

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Not sure what you would call this, but its from a cigar.

Hey Hometowner,

 

You'd call it a cigar band, and you'd casually toss it next to your Buick Management Meeting cocktail coaster, during your pow-wow at the Flint Industrial Executives Club. As the representative for Folger's Buick, Charlotte, NC, celebrating the FIEC's 40th Anniversary, the subject of your meeting: Reliability Is Your Business.

 

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If you were a thoughtful type, you'd bring the cigar band home to your adolescent son, who would either wear it himself as a ring, or give it to his girlfriend. 

 

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Sadly, I imagine there's little left to celebrate these days, and wonder if the Flint Industrial Executives Club's building is still standing.

 

TG 

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1 hour ago, pont35cpe said:

The ash tray..  piston must be from a Buick.

 
you’re onto something but not even a straight 8 piston is this big... so what’s it from 😊
 

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On 4/11/2016 at 3:39 PM, bhclark said:

No lighters, but I may have a matchbook or 2.

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and a single ashtray

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Awesome collection. Especially like the one, you know which one 😁

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36 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

 
you’re onto something but not even a straight 8 piston is this big... so what’s it from 😊
 

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I`m not sure, but it drove you to drinking..  How about Pratt Whitney radial aircraft engine, but that`s not Buick. The cigar is shorter, must have had another puff, did Buick have a line of cigars.

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🤣

 

2 hours ago, pont35cpe said:

but that`s not Buick


hmmm... look a little closer

Cigar by Arturo Fuente

Piston by Buick Motor  Division, Aviation Engine Plant, Melrose Park Ill, March 1944

 

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The Pratt & Whitney R-1830 1,200 hp radial aircraft engine as on display at the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans, LA.  Out the total 173,618 R-1830s that were built during the war, Buick made close to 74,198 of them in the government owned plant in Melrose Park, IL, west of Chicago.  This was 43% of the total.  The engines built by Buick were used exclusively on the 18,190 Consolidated B-24s until April 1944 when it was contracted to build R-1830s for the C-47.  It should be noted that Chevrolet was built R-1830s for the B-24 and C-47 also.   

 

Doesn't that green look a bit familiar :)

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Lamar, I spent 2yr(Navy)at Fallon, Nevada `67-`69, the base bird was a C-47 which made regular trips to the Bay area, when that thing returned, a crew came out immediately put drip pans on the ground(Oops, deck)under the engines and gave it a complete wipe-down, it was one major oil leak. The saying was "Fill it up with oil and check the gas".

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21 hours ago, Dave39MD said:

GM air force matches

 

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From a sweaty shirt pocket it appears...

 

 

 

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24 minutes ago, uga06dawg said:

Lamar, you have the coolest Buick memorabilia! I would never be able to find anything like that piston. That’s really awesome. 

 

Thanks. It's definitely one of my favorite pieces of my war time Buick stuff.

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10 hours ago, dship said:

There are two "Buick" lighters in the back just in front of the license plate.

 

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I'm likin that Buick Hawk air gauge. Some nice key chains too :) 

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On 3/19/2020 at 12:21 PM, MrEarl said:

🤣

 


hmmm... look a little closer

Cigar by Arturo Fuente

Piston by Buick Motor  Division, Aviation Engine Plant, Melrose Park Ill, March 1944

 

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That is very cool ! I would guess that piston is super rare. I had no idea that Buick did such a thing. I lived in Melrose Park for a short time. I wonder where the plant was exactly located.

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On 5/21/2016 at 11:01 AM, TG57Roadmaster said:

Hey Hometowner,

 

You'd call it a cigar band, and you'd casually toss it next to your Buick Management Meeting cocktail coaster, during your pow-wow at the Flint Industrial Executives Club. As the representative for Folger's Buick, Charlotte, NC, celebrating the FIEC's 40th Anniversary, the subject of your meeting: Reliability Is Your Business.

 

Cigar Ring Hometown Buick.JPG

 

If you were a thoughtful type, you'd bring the cigar band home to your adolescent son, who would either wear it himself as a ring, or give it to his girlfriend. 

 

Ashtrays 1X.jpg

 

Ashtrays 2X.jpg

 

Sadly, I imagine there's little left to celebrate these days, and wonder if the Flint Industrial Executives Club's building is still standing.

 

TG 

The white item on the right is actually A coaster that went under a Fiesta cup, they came packaged in the same box 

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