first manufactured in 1936 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. The production ceased short before the outbreak of the Second World War. This wick lighter looks very stately and proud - definitely one of my favorite Ronson lighters.
The body of the lighter is made of die cast "white metal" and heavy silver-plated. It weights a substantial 385 grams. Decorated in a delicate colonial style and floral patterns. The Ronson Colonial uses the standard Adonis lighter insert.
The base has a green felt pad and the silver plate is protected by a transparent lacquer which often is deteriorated and has to be washed up.
Type: petrol (wick) lighter
Writing on the base:
U.S PATENT RE. NO. 19023
Weight: 385 grams (0,85 pounds)
- height: 6.7 cm (2.6")
- width: 5.7 cm (2.2")
- depth: 7.2 cm (2.8")