eBay: Ronson Touch-Tip Lighter with Clock

Few days ago (9th April 2017) an extremely rare Ronson table lighter was sold on eBay for $1,995. It is, in my opinion, the best looking clock combination Touch-Tip lighter made by Ronson. It was manufactured in the late 1930s in two finishes: chrome …

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Ronson Lighter Catalog, USA 1954

A small 6-page color Ronson Catalog (catalogue) from 1954 distributed by the US dealership.

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Evans Lighters Catalog, USA 1930

Evans pocket lighters from the 1930s have a beautiful Art Deco look. Here are four pages from a Wholesale Catalog from the 1930 featuring Evans pocket and table lighters. Stunning! 

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Advert: Ronson De-Light Lighters, Art Metal Works 1928

A black and white full page magazine advertisement published in the USA in 1928. It features the De-Light lighter series made by Art Metal Works, Inc (Newark, New Jersey, USA). It is advertised with words like: "The World’s greatest lighter", "A flip and it’s lit. Release and it’s out!" and "The gift of gifts".

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Ronson Striker Lighter "Monkey", 1938

The Ronson Striker Lighter "Monkey" was manufactured by Art Metal Works Inc. (Ronson) between 1938-1940 in Newark, N.J. in the United States. The same "laughing out loud" monkey design was also used in the manufacturing the Ronson AMW incense burner, but certainly without the wand and flint strip.

The striker wand (two variants known) is on the top of the monkeys head and the flint strip on

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Ronson Striker Lighter "Monkey", 1938

The Ronson Striker Lighter "Monkey" was manufactured by Art Metal Works Inc. (Ronson) between 1938-1940 in Newark, N.J. in the United States. The same "laughing out loud" monkey design was also used in the manufacturing the Ronson AMW incense burner, but certainly without the wand and flint strip.

The striker wand (two variants known) is on the top of the monkeys head and the flint strip on

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Advert: Ronson Rondelight and Touchtip lighters, 1940

A black&white 1/4 magazine advertisement published in the USA on November 1940. It features three Ronson table lighters:

Cigarette Box and "Touchtip", model no. 16353. Chromium and black and white or tortoise-shell and ivory enamel.
"Touchtip", model no. 2104. Enameled table lighter in black, white, turquoise, maroon, green or tortoise.
Rondelight, model 14407. Table or desk lighter in black

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Advert: Ronson Rondelight and Touchtip lighters, 1940

A black&white 1/4 magazine advertisement published in the USA on November 1940. It features three Ronson table lighters:

Cigarette Box and "Touchtip", model no. 16353. Chromium and black and white or tortoise-shell and ivory enamel.
"Touchtip", model no. 2104. Enameled table lighter in black, white, turquoise, maroon, green or tortoise.
Rondelight, model 14407. Table or desk lighter in black

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Advert: Ronson De-light Cigarette Lighters, 1929

A black&white magazine advertisement published in The Saturday Magazine on November 1929. It depicts the Ronson De-Light Series including the table lighter Ronson Tabourette.

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Ronson Art Déco Table Lighter, 1934

The Ronson "Art Déco" also referred as the "Tall Boy" (Urban Cummings) is one of the rarest and most representative lighters for the Art Deco period ever made by Ronson. It was manufactured in a small amount between 1934 and 1935 by ART METAL WORKS INC. in Newark (New Jarsey) in the United States.

Art Deco was the predominant decorative art style of the 1920s and 1930s,
characterized by

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