Ronson Queen Anne was a very popular wick lighter, especially in the United States in the 40's and 50's. It was named after Queen Anne of Great Britain, who reigned from 1702 to 1714. This model was first manufactured in 1936 in Newark, New Jersey, USA, than also in the United Kingdom. The production ceased in 1961 when the new Queen Anne with the Varaflame insert was introduced into the world market.
Many rip-offs were produced in the 1950s, mainly in Japan like the Kensington Omsco Lite.
Type: petrol (wick) lighter
Writing on the underside (examples):
U.S. PATENT 2.481.195
REG: No 850882
MADE IN ENGLAND
BRITISH PATENT 291695
US. PAT.RE.19023-CANADA PAT. 28814
Weight: 355 grams (0,78 pounds)
- height: 6.5 cm (2.56")
- width: 8.0 cm (3.14")
- depth: 4.4 cm (1.73")