Ronson Waldorf, 1936

The Ronson Waldorf was first manufactured in 1936 in Newark, N.J., USA. There are two versions of this table lighter. The first was produced between 1936–1937 and the second, which is less scarce, between 1950–1952 (see picture). Both versions used the Ronson Adonis fitment.

This wick lighter is quite heavy – it is made of "white metal" which is silver-plated. The base is padded with green felt. The lighter base has an oval shape and its leitmotiv is a band of leaves.

The second version of the Waldorf was sold alone and in a set consisting of a matching tray and cigarette holder.

Marked on the bottom of the base:

U.S. PATENT RE. NO. 19023
CANADA PATS.-288.148-289.889

Type: petrol (wick) lighter
Scarcity: rare

Value for good–mint condition: $55.00–100.00 (approx €40.00–70.00)

Weight: 330 grams (0,73 pounds)

  • height: 6.5 cm (2.6")
  • width: 4.8 cm (1.9")
  • length: 7.8 cm (3.1")


Anonymous said...

i found one of these lighters and would like to find out how i can find the year it was actually made..hmmmmm

Anonymous said...

I have a lighter as the picture. It is engraved with the following: U.S. PATS. RE.19023-2481.195 Can you tell me how old it is? How much it is worth? Thank you

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the difference between the 1936 & the 1950 edition?

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