Ronson Colonial Table Lighter, 1936


This heavy silver plate Ronson table lighter was 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:
RONSON (R)
NEWARK.N.J.U.S.A.
U.S PATENT RE. NO. 19023
CANADA PATS.-288.148-289.889
RONSON
"COLONIAL"
TRADE MARK

Scarcity: rare

Value for very good–mint condition: $100.00–150.00 (approx €70.00–105.00)

Weight: 385 grams (0,85 pounds)

Dimensions:
  • height: 6.7 cm (2.6")
  • width: 5.7 cm (2.2")
  • depth: 7.2 cm (2.8")

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