Very interesting Brass Lighter marked Butlins Camp

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Post by Alex J May 29th 2023, 5:50 pm

This is a interesting one

Brass WW1 Lighter by The PARR UL Mfg co
marked Butlins Camp on the side

This was purchased in Skegness from a flee market 20 years ago.

The interesting fact is that Skegness Holiday camp in WW2 was used as a army camp ( HMS Royal Arthur )

Or this could be a tourist piece when they first opened in 1936 ?
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Post by studio-pots May 29th 2023, 5:57 pm

The Parr Manufacturing Company was a company that produced a variety of lighters, including brass lighters, during the early 20th century. The company was based in Freeport, Illinois, and is known for producing lighters that were used by the US military during both World War I and World War II.

"UL" likely indicates that it was approved for use by the Underwriters Laboratories, a safety consulting and certification company that was founded in 1894.

If US servicemen were stationed there during World War II then I suspect that is the most likely option.

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Post by Alex J May 29th 2023, 6:02 pm

Thank you .. Not sure if american service men were based their as was a recruit training camp.
But as you say I am sure this is where it came from
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Post by tenpot May 30th 2023, 11:19 am

I wentto that camp in the 1950's can't remember a thing about it except the badges
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Post by Alex J May 30th 2023, 2:39 pm

Thats what makes me think, it was not a tourist item from there ...And linked to the Service men
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