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Lot 155

Ronson 1938 Art Deco Machine Age Black Geometric Deluxe Classic Touch Tip Lighter

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,650

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This extremely rare Ronson Deluxe Classic Touch-Tip lighter was made in 1938 by the Ronson Art Metal Works Inc. located in Newark, New Jersey in the United States. This lighter began a very successful era for Ronson Touch Tip series of lighters which pushed out the strike lighters from the market. This fabulous Art Deco / Machine Age design, was crafted with streamline patterns. Solid construction in polished chrome and the metal body is treated with black lacquer and the lighter base is padded with green felt. This surely is a very decorative piece and a great conversation item in gorgeous and exceptional preserved and almost mint condition. Weight: 679.70 Grams, (1.50 Pounds). Measurements: 95 mm by 57 mm by 91 mm (3.75 x 2.25 x 3.60 Inches). Marks: Stamped with the maker's mark and signed, "RONSON US PATS. 1,1986,754-2.118,692 BRITISH PAT, 435,667 - PAT. IN CANADA 1935-NEWARK NJ-USA-ART METAL WORKS INC".


The overall condition of this lighter is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to any part. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.

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