Unusual as bottom stamp is over-stamped with “Case made in Japan” (see last pic).New Method used some of the same suppliers as Zippo.1949 - 53 Heritage 3 piece fluid table lighter set (tray, lighter & cigarette holder) in rhodium finish with bakelite handles.
The last four pics show a brase cased Hurricane & a hinge comparison with a bakelite case hinge company of North Attleborough, Massachusetts was first established in 1881 and originally made jewellery.
The Clark Firefly liftarm was first invented in 1926 by Edward Foster Clark & was first manufactured in 1928 Magic Pocket Lamp, cap & fluid lighter.
Within a couple of years, he moved Art Metal Works to Newark, New Jersey, and that’s where it remained until the 1960s.
They finally closed the plant there and moved to a different location, still in New Jersey. It was a strike lighter and they called it the Wonder Lighter. Let’s backtrack a bit to the invention of the flint. In a Zippo lighter, you have a wheel that you spin and there’s a spring that’s holding a flint up against the wheel, which creates sparks.
The unusual brass plated lighter features a mechanical snap up levered mechanism - this mechanism was first invented in 1923 by Josef Kluss of Vienna - Kluss was an important Austrian inventor of mechanical lighters but he never patented his inventions in the USA.