Patent: Ronson Banjo Cigar Lighter, 1928

The first automatic pocket cigar/cigarette lighter Ronson Banjo was invented by Louise V. Aronson the assigner to Art Metal Works, Inc., Newark, N. J. It was patented on 12th June 1928. The patent 1,673,727 protected the lighter mechanism till 1933 when the patent was reissued as patent no. 19,023 on 12th December 1933.


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