Ronson Duchess Table Lighter, 1936


The Ronson Duchess wick lighter was first introduced in 1936 and was produced only in Newark (N.J.) in the United States.

The lighter is very light due to its unique construction. The body of the lighter is made of thin metal sheets which are then formed into its unusual design covered with a layer of cooper in an antique Venetian finish. The top as well the bottom are embossed.

Marked on the bottom of the base:

RONSON
U.S. PAT. RE 
No. 19,023

ART METAL WKS. INC
NEWARK, N.J. U.S.A.

Type: wick (petrol) lighter

Scarcity: very rare

Value for good–mint condition: $150.00–250.00 (approx €100.00–175.00)

Weight: 75 grams (0.17 pounds)

Dimensions:
  • height: 8.2 cm (3.2")
  • diameter: 5.6 cm (2.2")
 PS. The box of the lighter is marked "dureum". Any ideas what this is? Kind of finish?

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

I'm a bit surprised by the value you've posted for the Duchess, considering it's very rare

table lighters said...

You are absolutely right! I have changed the value as it was copied from one of the previous entries. Thanks!

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