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Lady Liberty Lighter
Lady Liberty Lighter

Origin

Unknown, connected to Frederic Bartholdi

Type

Lift-Arm Lighter

Effects

Ignites the Statue of Liberty's torch

Downsides

Inspires sense of gratefulness to French culture

Activation

Manual use

Collected by

Warehouse 12

Section

Unspecific

Aisle

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Shelf

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Date of Collection

1890

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OriginEdit

The Statue of Liberty was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and gifted to America by the French people as an act of unity for the two countries following the Civil War. Since then, many Americans have forgotten or disregarded France's part in the monument, and it is considered to be an icon of American independance, justice and freedom.

The lighter became an artifact as a result of Bartholdi's work to enhance the illumination of the torch, as it was intended to be a lighthouse. It may have been an unintentional result of his fervour or an intentionally designed effect. It can be seen in an advert for Warehouse 13.

EffectsEdit

When the lighter is clicked, it produces no flame despite seemingly having a full fuel tank. Instead, the torch held by the Statue of Liberty ignites in a massive fireball, regardless of distance. The fire has an obvious attention-getting effect, but also instils all who look at it with an appreciation and respect for French culture and history.

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