Ronson Rondelight Junior table lighter, 1929


The Ronson Jr. table lighter was first manufactured in 1929. Till 1935/1936 the Rondelight was produced with the Old Standard fitment only in Newark (USA). In 1936 the New Standard fitment was introduced (see picture) and the production went on till 1939 both in USA and United Kingdom.


This table lighter is in the shape of a billiard ball and it was made in various finishes: plain chromium plate, covered with brown leather or chrome and enamel in six color combinations (lower part/stripe): black/red, black/black, black/blue, black/green, lavender/white and white/green.

The lighter insert is removable and it is marked on the bottom:

RONSON
TRADE MARK
MADE IN ENGLAND
RONDELIGHT
BRIT. PAT. 621570

or

RONSON
US. PAT. RE. No. 19,023 CANADA PATS.
2,88,148-289,889 BRIT. PAT. 291,695
ART METAL WORKS, INC.
NEWARK, N.J. U.S.A.

Type: petrol (wick) lighter

Scarcity: rare–very rare

Value for good–mint condition: $80.00–400.00 (approx €55.00–300.00), according to version and finish

Weight: 230 grams ( 2,58 PLN)

Dimensions:
  • height: 7 cm (2.76")
  • diameter: 5.5 cm (2.17")

1 comments :

Richard Zavits said...

i have one of these in very good condition..

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