Friday, November 13, 2009

18 Years: Up in Smoke

Sometimes I stumble across odd trivia that strikes me as hilarious. I found a crystal and gold coaster at a recycling shop for 50 cents. I was doing some research on the internet about it and stumbled across this fun fact:

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.

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