This is an Elgin American Lite-O-Matic combination cigarette case and lighter. It is in a brushed gold tone with a floral design and monogram box on the front. The lighter opens when the case is closed and there is a sliding lock button for when carrying the case in a purse or pocket. The interior spring loaded cigarette retaining bar is marked: “Pat. D-15127, Elgin American, Made in USA, Magic Action Lite-o-Matic”. It is believed this case/lighter is part of Elgin’s American Beauty line from the 1950s. The wick is un-used and it appears that the case and lighter are also un-used. The case and lighter are in working order, the case does have a few minor scratches on both external services. It is approximately 5” by 3 ¼” by ¼” in size and is nice piece of vintage tobacciana.
Vintage Elgin Lite-O-Matic Cigarette Case / Lighter