Ronson Victor Desk Lighter, 1952


The Ronson Victor was manufactured between 1952 and 1955 in Newark, N.J. in the United States. It was, next to Ronson Viceroy, the first gas table lighter model manufactured by Ronson.

The cuboid body was available in tan (see photo) and green leather and tooled with 24K gold stripes. Padded with brown felt at the bottom.

The removable chrome-plated gas lighter insert has a two-way flame. At first glance the lighter insert looks like the one used in Ronson Socialite which was in fact a petrol lighter. Marked on the bottom:

(R) RONSON
NEWARK, N.J. U.S.A.

U.S. PATS. RE. 19,023
2,481,195-CANADA PAT.
JUNE 151948 (449159)
OTHER U.S. & FOR PAT. PDG

Marked on the bottom of the base:

RONSON 
VICTOR
NEWARK, N.J. U.S.A.

Type: gas (butane) lighter

Scarcity: uncommonrare

Value for very good–mint condition: $60.00–80.00 (approx €45.00–60.00)

Weight: 110 grams (0.24 pounds)

Dimensions:
  • height: 7.2 cm (2.8")
  • width: 4.5 cm (1.8")
  • length: 4.5 cm (1.8")

1 comments :

Jacob Brockway said...

The bottom of this lighter that i own says June 15, 1948, but it looks identical to the one shown.

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