The Hy Glo & Frank M. Whiting lighter was first manufactured in 1931. Hy Glo Products Co. Owosso, Michigan U.S.A. provided only the small sterling wick lighter insert marked: Hy Glo MADE IN U.S.A.
Hy Glo went out of the lighter business in 1949 due to a fire that destroyed the whole factory complex.
How sad, to be making lighters and have the whole complex burn down. Makes you wonder.