Patent: Ritepoint Liter, Table Model, 1949

Sylvester G. Lipic was the inventor as well the designer of the whole Ritepoint Lighters range. He was also the first president of Ritepoint Co. of St. Louis, Mo.  The below patented design was introduced in 1949 as the Ritepoint Roman Classic which was available in four colors. It was the first table lighter with a transparent fuel reservoir (today known as the vu-lighter) which was a lucrative invention as it was widely used in the advertising sector.


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