Advert: Ronson Rondelight and Touchtip lighters, 1940

A black&white 1/4 magazine advertisement published in the USA on November 1940. It features three Ronson table lighters:
  1. Cigarette Box and "Touchtip", model no. 16353. Chromium and black and white or tortoise-shell and ivory enamel.
  2. "Touchtip", model no. 2104. Enameled table lighter in black, white, turquoise, maroon, green or tortoise.
  3. Rondelight, model 14407. Table or desk lighter in black with chromium or colored bands.

Beney Lighters Catalog, England 1950s

Below some miniatures of the newly digitized Beney Lighters Catalogue from the 1940s/1950s. It covers the  whole Beney lighter portfolio:
  1. Beney Saville Super in Baron, Knight and Lady sizes (pocket lighter).
  2. Beney Strikalite (pocket lighter).
  3. Beney Thada (table lighter).
  4. Beney Saville Globe (desk lighter).
  5. Beney Alfresco (pocket lighter).
If you make a donation of $5 and you get this and couple of other publications on lighters (for instance: Lighter Repair Manual) in PDF delivered to you by email! Thank you!

FAQ: Favorit How to Fill and Replace Flint, 1940s

This instruction leaflet was added to all "Favorit" pocket lighters made by Adolf Kinzinger and Ferdinand Wagner (Pat. Ang.) in Pforzheim, Germany in the 1940s and 1950s.

The leaflet was available in three languages: French, German and English.

Advert: Ronson De-light Cigarette Lighters, 1929

A black&white magazine advertisement published in The Saturday Magazine on November 1929. It depicts the Ronson De-Light Series including the table lighter Ronson Tabourette.

Gift Book, Ronson Pioneer and Typhoon, 1960

This Ronson advertisement comes from the "Gift Book" catalog from the 1960. It depicts a part of the new Ronson Typhoon and Pioneer pocket and table/desk cigarette lighters range.

Ronson Varaflame Claridge, Wood, 1966

The Ronson Varaflame Claridge was first introduced in 1966 in England. The production ceased in 1969. The base of the lighter was made of two specially selected cotrasting woods. The curved design of the lighter is similar to the Varaflame Jupiter which also was manufactured in the 1960s.

The removable lighter insert the Varaflame is chrome-plated and has a fingertip flame control. The insert is fastened to the base with a black plastic screw.

Type: butane (gas) lighter

Writing on the underside of the base:


Scarcity: uncommon

Value for good–mint condition: $25.00–40.00 (approx €20.00–35.00)

Weight: 130 grams (0.29 pounds)

  • height: 6.0 cm (2.36")
  • width: 9.2 cm (3.6")
  • depth: 3.6 cm (1.42")