CIGARETTE IS LIGHTED BY SCRATCHING END (Mar, 1931)

That’s actually a kind of cool idea.

CIGARETTE IS LIGHTED BY SCRATCHING END

Cigarettes that light themselves without matches have been made before, but this novelty in a new form has just been introduced by a San Francisco manufacturer. Ten cigarettes are packed in a box, each provided with a tip of yellow composition. Scratched like a safety match, upon a special surface of the box, a flare results that lights the cigarette.

A strong wind does not interfere with the lighting, according to the maker. He claims his composition is free of objectionable taste in burning, overcoming the principal problem of other inventors who have sought self-lighting cigarettes.

4 comments
  1. jayessell says: June 10, 20085:08 am

    As seen in the ‘Soldier’ episode of the original Outer Limits.

  2. JMyint says: June 10, 20086:49 am

    Also used in the Michael Rennie movie Cyborg 2087 about a Cyborg sent by freedom fighters in the future to the present to stop a scientist from creating the circuit that allows the world dominating computer to exist and save the great grandmother of the leader of the freedom fighters. Hey wait a minute. That seems so familar.

  3. Rick Auricchio says: June 10, 20083:49 pm

    Jay, was that the episode with Michael Ansara as RNDNTMBO?

  4. JMyint says: June 10, 20085:54 pm

    It’s this one. He plays Quarlo.

    http://www.youtube.com/…

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