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authentic nozzle lighter

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I noticed gas pump nozzles for sale In an auto supply catalog. And suddenly I wished I could have my very own Authentic gas pump nozzle cigarette lighter.

Mechanically it could contain 10x more the amount of butane That a normal lighter could.

I would carry mine in a holster especially made for it.

This would make a great transition product for the 22nd century. manufacturers of fuel pump nozzles could continue to manufacture their products even though there was no longer demand for liquid fuel pump nozzles.

If I were a smoker I couldn't think of a better way to impress people at a social event. I would smoke a pipe and I would lite it with an authentic fuel nozzle lighter.

vfrackis, Mar 21 2012


       This is a great idea. I wonder if you would leave it grease-stained and have a foot or so of butyl rubber hanging off the back, as though you had liberated it yourself with a box cutter earlier in the evening?   

       Or maybe you would prefer a gleaming chrome art-deco pump handle, tarnished only by rainbow-colored oxidation at the spout?
bungston, Mar 21 2012

       Flames ... [+]
8th of 7, Mar 21 2012

       Could it separated from you at a force of no greater than 300 pounds ? (I was looking at the drive-off breakaway system last night while filling up)
normzone, Mar 21 2012

       Pump nozzles can be found in many catalogs, and I've got one I found beside a dumpster somewhere. The trick would lie in modifying it to hold a reservoir and ignitor. The guts of the nozzle are pretty much just a pipe and a complicated cut-off valve.
Alterother, Mar 21 2012

       //I couldn't think of a better way to impress people at a social event.//   

       How about hang-gliding in, buck naked and playing a souzaphone?
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 21 2012

       Aww, now I'm picking bits of roast turkey off of my iPad. I need to stop coming here when I'm eating.
Alterother, Mar 21 2012

       // How about hang-gliding in, buck naked and playing a souzaphone? //   

       Undeniably effective, but you do realise you're never, ever going to be invited to another Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace ? You were very fortunate that the D. of E. was a bit sozzled and couldn't move fast, if he'd managed to get his 12-bore while you were still airborne the Souzaphone could have been seriously damaged.
8th of 7, Mar 21 2012

       Yes, but it did win me a bet with the intercalary.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 21 2012

       Was the bet about spelling?
mouseposture, Mar 21 2012

       Only indirectly. It had more to do with correctly predicting how a corgi would react to the sudden appearance of a naked hang-gliding souzophonist.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 21 2012

       5:2 odds of it violently exploding in a shower of red fur and urine (if it's male, that is).
Alterother, Mar 21 2012

MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 21 2012

       You mean... Shirley, it didn't...
Alterother, Mar 22 2012

       No, it didn't, which is why I won the bet.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 22 2012

       [MB] now knows what the corgis really are.
mouseposture, Mar 22 2012

       <gasp> Then it _is_ true!
Alterother, Mar 22 2012

       It might have been a stunt corgi, substituted at the last moment as your hosts suspecting your naked hang-gliding souzaphone antic.   

       But surely the souzaphone would have been better used with an igniter and a propane tank to give extra boost?
not_morrison_rm, Mar 22 2012

       Tricky, with that cut-off valve in there.
Alterother, Mar 22 2012


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