I have an old aluminum mini deco cigarette lighter. I've been looking for a spring for the flint. The compression spring that pushes the flint up against the wheel in the bore. This lighter will take a Zippo flint. All I need is a compression helical spring about the size of a Zippo flint! I made a retainer screw out of an 8/32 machine screw. All I need is a spring. The lighter is pretty much worthless
I searched on Ebay for lighter parts, got everything on earth but lighter parts. Also, cigarette lighter spring, lighter flint spring, miniature coil spring, little helical spring, tiny spring, flint spring, etc.
I found manufacturers that will make a production run of 1000 according to specs, industrial suppliers that have something similar at $35 apiece.
I might have to go to an electronics store, locksmith, jeweller? Local hardware store smallest spring too big.
Thanks for any leads...