Ronson Georgian Table Lighter, 1936

The Ronson Georgian was first manufactured in 1936 and it was produced with small visual changes in the 1940's and 1950's in Canada and United States.

This lighter is heavy silver plated and kept in "Georgian" style as the name of the lighter indicates. The lighter has a nicely composed monogram shield. The base has a green felt pad and the silver plate is protected by a transparent lacquer.

There are two versions of the Ronson Georgian. First produced between 1936 and 1948 (Newark, N.J., USA) has a radius on the top of the snuffer cap next to the flint wheel. (see pic. below) The later one (see pic. on the top) has a flat top snuffer cap and was produced from 1949 till 1954 in Canada and USA.

Marked on the bottom:

U.S. PATENT RE: NO. 1,9023

CANADA PATS.-288148-289889




Type: petrol (wick) lighter

Scarcity: uncommon

Value for good–mint condition: $60.00–90.00 (approx €50.00–75.00)

Weight: 300 grams (0,66 pounds)

  • height: 6.0 cm (3.35")
  • width: 8.5 cm (2.2")
  • depth: 5.8 cm (2.2")


Anonymous said...

Hi there, I just bought the "Georgian" and I am trying to figure out how to make it work? It sparks and there is a wick in it, but I dont know how to fill it.

Anonymous said...

need to unscrew the bottom, there should be a cotton pad, wet that with lighter fluid, if that is all that's wrong, might need a new flint

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